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Christianity and Possibility

Jeffrey Bloechl

in After God

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225316
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225316.003.0009

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Christianity and Possibility

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This chapter examines Christianity and the question of possibility of God. It asks whether it is only a persistent idol that dies, or religion itself with the practice of idolatry. It argues that the God kept comfortably in the margins of civil society is no longer evidently God. The end of the theologicopolitical will also have been the death of God himself. Much of contemporary philosophy of religion is drawn toward these debates, either affirming the glory of a God beyond every idol, or demanding a demonstration of the mercy and justice of a God opposed to every totality. Following all of Kearney's argument, the chapter claims that this will lead not only to the emergence of a new and better idea of God, but also to the discovery of greater intimacy with God.

Keywords: Christianity; God; idolatry; death; totality; theologicopolitics; Richard Kearney

Chapter.  5326 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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