John Milbank, Simon Oliver
Published April 23, 2009
Textbook - 420 Pages
ISBN 9780415425131 - CAT# RU45887
Published April 27, 2009
Textbook - 418 Pages
ISBN 9780415425124 - CAT# RU46700
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The Radical Orthodoxy Reader presents a selection of key readings in the field of Radical Orthodoxy, the most influential theological movement in contemporary academic theology. Radical Orthodoxy draws on pre-Enlightenment theology and philosophy to engage critically with the assumption and priorities of secularism, modernity, postmodernity, and associated theologies. In doing so it explores a wide and exciting range of issues: music, language, society, the body, the city, power, motion, space, time, personhood, sex and gender. As such it is both controversial and extremely stimulating; provoking much fruitful debate amongst contemporary theologians.
To assist those encountering Radical Orthodoxy for the first time, each section has an introductory commentary, related reading and helpful questions to encourage in-depth understanding and further study.
Acknowledgements About this Reader Part 1: What is Radical Orthodoxy? Introduction Oliver 1. Radical Orthodoxy: a conversation Shortt 2. ‘Postmodern Critical Augustinianism’: A Short Summa in Forty-two Responses to Unasked Questions Milbank Part 2: Theology and Philosophy, Faith and Reason Introduction 3. Truth and Vision Milbank 4. Duns Scotus: His Historical and Contemporary Significance Pickstock Part 3: Theology and the Secular Introduction 5. Spacialisation: the middle of modernity Pickstock 6. Political Theology and the New Science of Politics Milbank Part 4: Christ and Gift Introduction 7. Christ the Exception Milbank 8. The Schizoid Christ Ward Part 5: Church and Eucharist Introduction 9. Thomas Aquinas and the Quest for the Eucharist Pickstock 10. The Ontological Scandal Ward Part 6: Politics and Theology Introduction 11. "A fire strong enough to consume the house:" The Wars of Religion and the rise of the nation state Cavanaugh 12. Materialism and Transcendence Milbank Afterward: The Grandeur of Reason and the Perversity of Rationalism: Radical Orthodoxy’s First Decade Milbank
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