Desire, Gift, and Recognition : Christology and Postmodern Philosophy (Paperback)

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A major work in the philosophy of religion, this book interprets the Jesus story in terms of postmodern philosophy - particularly using Jacques Derrida''s categories of "desire," "gift," and "recognition." Author Jan-Olav Henriksen also attempts to reformulate Christology without resorting to such metaphysical concepts as substance, transcendence, etc. While not denying traditional doctrines, Henriksen explicates the meaning of Jesus'' life and death in ways that engage contemporary philosophy and challenge contemporary (academic) Christians to rethink the basics of their faith; and he outlines the possibility of a "post-metaphysical Christology." / Henriksens book is a clearly reasoned guide not only to the argument that Christology still has something to say to contemporary believers but also to ways in which theologians must learn to reconnect to everyday human experience.

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Publisher Eerdmans Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9780802863713
SKU 210188582
Format Paperback
ISBN10 080286371X
Release Date 2/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0379
Publisher William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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