Rorty and the Religious: Christian Engagements with a by Jacob L. Goodson,Brad Elliott Stone,Stanley Hauerwas

By Jacob L. Goodson,Brad Elliott Stone,Stanley Hauerwas

sooner than his dying in 2007, the self-described secular thinker Richard Rorty started to adjust his past place referring to faith. relocating from “atheism” to “anti-clericalism,” Rorty demanding situations the metaphysical assumptions that lend justification to abuses of energy within the identify of faith. rather than brushing aside and ignoring Rorty’s problem, the essays during this quantity search to go into into significant dialog with Rorty’s suggestion and interact his criticisms in a positive and critical method. In so doing, one unearths promising nuggets inside Rorty’s idea for addressing specific questions inside of Christianity. The essays during this quantity provide charitable but totally confessional engagements with a magnificent secular thinker.

“Jacob Goodson and Brad Stone have introduced jointly a good sampling of latest thinkers . . . the 3 sections of Rorty and the non secular tackle the prestige of Christianity in analytic philosophy, the consequences of Rorty’s suggestion for Christian ethical knowing, and the clients for social wish. This ebook . . . brings jointly the highbrow lifestyles, as exemplified via Rorty, and the ‘sustained perform’ proficient by means of ‘spiritual nourishment and the desire of the risen Christ.’”
—G. Scott Davis, college of Richmond

“Goodson and Stone’s lively collecting of Christian thinkers indicates us not just why, yet how Rorty’s pragmatism wishes an account of faith to floor its imaginative and prescient of wish and love. [It exhibits] why and the way modern Christian theology wishes a chastened pragmatism to convey its imaginings backpedal to earth. here's a fascinating philosophy and a severely minded theology, a cause of hope.
—Peter Ochs, collage of Virginia

“Goodson and Stone have introduced jointly an outstanding workforce of non secular thinkers who take heavily the invitation to begin a brand new dialog with a mundane, even though no longer antireligious, philosopher, person who well-known the ability of telling and retelling in our inner most lives, but in addition within the iteration of civic cohesion. by means of doing so, they've got enriched and elevated our figuring out of Rorty’s proposal and of our non secular America.”
—Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University

Jacob L. Goodson (PhD, college of Virginia) is vacationing Professor of non secular Ethics within the division of spiritual reviews on the university of William & Mary. He has released scholarly essays within the American magazine of Theology and Philosophy and modern Pragmatism.

Brad Elliott Stone is affiliate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the collage Honors application at Loyola Marymount collage. He has released numerous essays and e-book chapters in pragmatism, continental philosophy, and Spanish philosophy.

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