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THEO 6626 Hermeneutics of God (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar explores recent debates in continental philosophy of religion about the "God who comes after metaphysics." Beginning with the phenomenological approach of Husserl, Heidegger, and Levinas, the course will proceed to a discussion of more recent retrievals of the God question in hermeneutics and deconstruction—Ricoeur, Derrida, and Caputo. Key issues explored include the critique of omnipotence, God as possible/impossible, theism/atheism/posttheism, and the question of interreligious dialogue and pluralism. The seminar invites class presentations from students.


Instructor(s): Richard M. Kearney

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: PHIL6626

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13