Villanova Colloquy

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223176
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235155 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Villanova Colloquy

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The very title of the conference series, namely “Religion and Postmodernism”, raises the question of the possibility of a productive exchange between religious and philosophical narratives. It is crucial to maintain an exchange between the two disciplines. The whole rational, conceptual, metaphysical heritage of Greek philosophy meeting with the biblical monotheisms and revelation can be extremely creative. The entire Western heritage consists of an intermingling of and between these two genres of thought, the philosophical and the religious or the philosophical and the biblical. As seen in the Enlightenment's separation of scientific reason from faith and in Martin Heidegger's subsequent separation of phenomenology and theology, there are very strong scruples in contemporary Continental thought about keeping the two disciplines apart.

Keywords: religion; postmodernism; Greek philosophy; monotheisms; Enlightenment; phenomenology; theology

Chapter.  6804 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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