The Call to Radical Theology

The Call to Radical Theology
Author: Thomas J. J. Altizer,Lissa McCullough,David E. Klemm
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2013-01-02
ISBN 10: 1438444524
ISBN 13: 9781438444529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Call to Radical Theology Book Review:

The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.

Radical Theology and the Death of God

Radical Theology and the Death of God
Author: Thomas J. J. Altizer,William Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105041257416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Theology and the Death of God Book Review:

Joint author, William Hamilton, is an alumnus of Evanston Township High School, class of 1940.

In Search of Radical Theology

In Search of Radical Theology
Author: John D. Caputo
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0823289214
ISBN 13: 9780823289219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Radical Theology Book Review:

This sparkling collection of essays invites readers to join a seasoned scholar on his journey to catch “radical theology” in action, both in the Church and our culture at large. Capturing a career’s worth of thought and erudition, this rich volume treats readers to creative thought, careful argumentation, and sophisticated analysis transmitted through the lucid, accessible prose that has earned the author a wide readership of academics and non-academics alike. In tackling “radical theology,” John D. Caputo has in mind the deeper stream that courses its way through various historical and confessional theologies, upon which these theologies draw even while it disturbs them from within. They are well served by this disturbance because it keeps them on their toes. When we read about professional theologians’ losing their jobs in confessional institutions, the chances are that, by earnestly digging into what is going on in their tradition, they have hit upon radical theological rock. Unlike modernist dismissals of religion, radical theology does not debunk but re-invents the theological tradition. Radical theology, Caputo says, is a double deconstruction—of supernatural theology on the one hand and of transcendental reason on the other, and therefore of the settled distinctions between the religious and the secular. Caputo also addresses the challenge for radical theology to earn a spot in the curriculum, given that the “radical” makes it suspect among the confessional seminaries while the “theology” renders it suspect among university seminars. Journeying from the academy to contemporary American culture, In Search of Radical Theology includes a captivating presentation of radical political theology for the time of Trump. This utterly unique volume not only brings readers on an enlightening tour of Caputo’s thought but also invites us to accompany the author as he travels into intriguing new territories.

The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology

The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology
Author: Christopher D. Rodkey,Jordan E. Miller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 793
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN 10: 3319965956
ISBN 13: 9783319965956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology Book Review:

The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology is the definitive guide to radical theology and the commencement for new directions in that field. For the first time, radical theology is addressed and assessed in a single, comprehensive volume, including introductory and historical essays for the beginner, essays on major figures and their thought, and shorter articles on various themes, concepts, and related topics. This book is a seminal work for the radical theology movement. It clarifies origins and demonstrates the exigency and utility of current figures and issues. A useful and essential guide for newcomers and veterans in the field, this volume serves as both a reference work and an introduction to omitted or forgotten topics within contemporary discussions.

Resurrecting the Death of God

Resurrecting the Death of God
Author: Daniel J. Peterson,G. Michael Zbaraschuk
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN 10: 1438450478
ISBN 13: 9781438450476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resurrecting the Death of God Book Review:

Considers the legacy and future of radical theology. In 1966, an infamous Time magazine cover asked “Is God Dead?” and brought the ideas of theologians William Hamilton and Thomas J. J. Altizer to the wider public. In the years that followed, both men suffered professionally and there was no notable increase to the small number of thinkers considered death of God theologians. Meanwhile, Christian fundamentalism staged a striking comeback in the United States. Yet, death of God, or radical, theology has had an ongoing influence on contemporary theology and philosophy. Contributors to this book explore the origins, influence, and legacy of radical theology and go on to take it in new directions. In a time when fundamentalism is the greatest religious temptation, this volume makes the case for the necessity of resurrecting the death of God. “Resurrecting the Death of God shows why Altizer continues to ride the stream of contemporary conversations in academic theology and continental philosophy without ever losing his luster.” — Carl A. Raschke, author of Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory: Toward a Semiotics of the Event

Radical Love

Radical Love
Author: Patrick S. Cheng
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1596271361
ISBN 13: 9781596271364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Love Book Review:

Contextual theologies have developed from a number of perspectives – including feminist theology, black theology, womanist theology, Latin American liberation theology, and Asian American theology – and a wide variety of academic and general introductions exist to examine each one. However, Radical Love is the first introductory textbook on the subject of queer theology. In this lucid and compelling introduction, Cheng provides a historical survey of how queer theology has developed from the 1950s to today and then explicates the themes of queer theology using the ecumenical creeds as a general framework. Topics include revelation, God, Trinity, creation, Jesus Christ, atonement, sin, grace, Holy Spirit, church, sacraments, and last things, as seen through the lenses of LGBT theologians.

In Search of Radical Theology

In Search of Radical Theology
Author: John D. Caputo
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0823289206
ISBN 13: 9780823289202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Radical Theology Book Review:

These sparkling essays from a seasoned scholar are “a great breath of fresh air in our claustrophobic and catastrophic time” (Cornel West). Capturing a career’s worth of thought and erudition, this rich volume treats readers to creative thought, careful argumentation, and sophisticated analysis transmitted through the lucid, accessible prose that has earned the author a wide readership of academics and non-academics alike. In tackling “radical theology,” John D. Caputo has in mind the deeper stream that courses its way through various historical and confessional theologies, upon which these theologies draw even while it disturbs them from within. They are well served by this disturbance because it keeps them on their toes. When we read about professional theologians’ losing their jobs in confessional institutions, the chances are that, by earnestly digging into what is going on in their tradition, they have hit upon radical theological rock. Unlike modernist dismissals of religion, radical theology does not debunk but re-invents the theological tradition. Radical theology, Caputo says, is a double deconstruction—of supernatural theology on the one hand and of transcendental reason on the other, and therefore of the settled distinctions between the religious and the secular. Caputo also addresses the challenge for radical theology to earn a spot in the curriculum, given that the “radical” makes it suspect among the confessional seminaries while the “theology” renders it suspect among university seminars. Journeying from the academy to contemporary American culture, In Search of Radical Theology includes a captivating presentation of radical political theology for the time of Trump. This utterly unique volume not only brings readers on an enlightening tour of Caputo’s thought but also invites us to accompany the author as he travels into intriguing new territories.

The Insistence of God

The Insistence of God
Author: John D. Caputo
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 0253010101
ISBN 13: 9780253010100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Insistence of God Book Review:

“A tour de force . . . provocative ideas expressed in Heideggerian, Derridean, and Deleuzian rhetoric . . . for a new wave of Christian theologians” (Bibliographia). The Insistence of God presents the provocative idea that God does not exist—God insists. God’s existence is a human responsibility, which may or may not happen. For John D. Caputo, God’s existence is haunted by “perhaps,” which does not signify indecisiveness but an openness to risk, to the unforeseeable. Perhaps constitutes a theology of what is to come and what we cannot see coming. Responding to current critics of continental philosophy, Caputo explores the materiality of perhaps and the promise of the world. He shows how perhaps can become a new theology of the gaps God opens. “John D. Caputo is at the top of his game, and he is not content to reiterate what he has already expressed, but continues to develop his own ideas further by way of a thorough engagement with the fields of theology, Continental philosophy, and religious thought.” —Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas “For those allergic to theological certainty―whether of God’s existence or of God’s death―Caputo delivers storm-fresh relief: the theopoetics of God’s insistence.” —Catherine Keller, Drew University “In my life I have read no more stimulating book of theology. Buckle your seatbelt!” —Dialog “An excellent text that opens the way into new forms of theological thinking. He puts forward an argument that must be wrestled with and brings to light new avenues for both religious and theological thought. Caputo is not for the faint of heart.” —Reviews in Religion and Theology

Gods after God

Gods after God
Author: Richard Grigg
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN 10: 0791482332
ISBN 13: 9780791482339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gods after God Book Review:

An erudite but eminently readable guide to contemporary radical theologies. Gods after God provides an accessible introduction to a wide range of contemporary radical theologies. Radical theology can be defined as talk about the divine that rejects the notion of God as a supernatural personal consciousness who created the world and who intervenes in it to accomplish his purposes. In addition, radical theologies tend to reject the absolute authority of traditional sources of guidance such as the Bible and the tradition of a church. Richard Grigg demonstrates that there is a discernible stream of radical theologies beginning in the seventeenth century and continuing to the present. He explores a host of rich and lively contemporary radical religious positions, including the radical feminist theology of Mary Daly, the deconstructive theology of Mark C. Taylor, the religious naturalism of Ursula Goodenough and Donald Crosby, the pragmatist approaches of Sallie McFague and Gordon Kaufman, the Taoist interpretation of Jesus of Stephen Mitchell, and the feminist polytheism of Naomi Goldenberg. This in-depth examination asks, in unflinching terms, what challenges radical theologies face and whether they have a realistic chance of surviving in American society. Richard Grigg is Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University. He is the author of many books, including Imaginary Christs: The Challenge of Christological Pluralism, also published by SUNY Press.

Cross and Cosmos

Cross and Cosmos
Author: John D. Caputo
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 025304314X
ISBN 13: 9780253043146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross and Cosmos Book Review:

John D. Caputo stretches his project as a radical theologian to new limits in this groundbreaking book. Mapping out his summative theological position, he identifies with Martin Luther to take on notions of the hidden god, the theology of the cross, confessional theology, and natural theology. Caputo also confronts the dark side of the cross with its correlation to lynching and racial and sexual discrimination. Caputo is clear that he is not writing as any kind of orthodox Lutheran but is instead engaging with a radical view of theology, cosmology, and poetics of the cross. Readers will recognize Caputo's signature themes—hermeneutics, deconstruction, weakness, and the call—as well as his unique voice as he writes about moral life and our strivings for joy against contemporary society and politics.

Radical

Radical
Author: David Platt
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 9781601424303
ISBN 13: 1601424302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Book Review:

WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily... BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU? In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus. Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring. (From the 2010 edition)"

The Weakness of God

The Weakness of God
Author: John D. Caputo
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2006-04-27
ISBN 10: 0253013518
ISBN 13: 9780253013514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weakness of God Book Review:

The author of What Would Jesus Deconstruct? makes “a bold attempt to reconfigure the terms of debate around the topic of divine omnipotence” (Choice). Applying an ever more radical hermeneutics—including Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, Derridian deconstruction, and feminism—John D. Caputo breaks down the name of God in this irrepressible book. Instead of looking at God as merely a name, Caputo views it as an event, or what the name conjures or promises in the future. For Caputo, the event exposes God as weak, unstable, and barely functional. While this view of God flies in the face of most religions and philosophies, it also puts up a serious challenge to fundamental tenets of theology and ontology. Along the way, Caputo’s readings of the New Testament, especially of Paul’s view of the Kingdom of God, help to support the “weak force” theory. This penetrating work cuts to the core of issues and questions—What is the nature of God? What is the nature of being? What is the relationship between God and being? What is the meaning of forgiveness, faith, piety, or transcendence?—that define the terrain of contemporary philosophy of religion. “Caputo comes out of the closet as a theologian in this work.” —Catherine Keller, Drew University “Caputo has a gift for explaining Continental philosophy’s jargon succinctly and accurately, and despite technical and foreign terms, this book will engage upper-level undergraduates. Includes scriptural and general indexes . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice

Ordinary

Ordinary
Author: Michael Horton
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 0310517389
ISBN 13: 9780310517382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Book Review:

Radical. Crazy. Transformative and restless. Every word we read these days seems to suggest there’s a “next-best-thing,” if only we would change our comfortable, compromising lives. In fact, the greatest fear most Christians have is boredom—the sense that they are missing out on the radical life Jesus promised. One thing is certain. No one wants to be “ordinary.” Yet pastor and author Michael Horton believes that our attempts to measure our spiritual growth by our experiences, constantly seeking after the next big breakthrough, have left many Christians disillusioned and disappointed. There’s nothing wrong with an energetic faith; the danger is that we can burn ourselves out on restless anxieties and unrealistic expectations. What’s needed is not another program or a fresh approach to spiritual growth; it’s a renewed appreciation for the commonplace. Far from a call to low expectations and passivity, Horton invites readers to recover their sense of joy in the ordinary. He provides a guide to a sustainable discipleship that happens over the long haul—not a quick fix that leaves readers empty with unfulfilled promises. Convicting and ultimately empowering, Ordinary is not a call to do less; it’s an invitation to experience the elusive joy of the ordinary Christian life.

Radical Theology

Radical Theology
Author: Don Cupitt
Publsiher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780944344972
ISBN 13: 0944344976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Theology Book Review:

According to Don Cupitt, radical theology is a personal struggle for a new and better kind of religion following the loss of the older sort of popular, traditional, ecclesiastical faith. It is, he says, inevitably, highly autobiographical. This set of eighteen unpublished or little known published essays which document Cupitt's gradual radicalization over the last thirty years open a window onto the progression of his thought and demonstrate his long held desire to come up with a message that can reach and influence ordinary people. Because, in Cupitt's judgment, the real ?radical theology? is your own voice, if you can but find it.

Satan and Apocalypse

Satan and Apocalypse
Author: Thomas J. J. Altizer
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2017-11-09
ISBN 10: 1438466749
ISBN 13: 9781438466743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satan and Apocalypse Book Review:

Against Christianity

Against Christianity
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publsiher: Canon Press & Book Service
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2002-12-01
ISBN 10: 1591280060
ISBN 13: 9781591280064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Christianity Book Review:

How could a conservative Christian -- an ordained minister with a beard, no less -- be against not only Christianity, but theology, sacraments, and ethics as well? Yet that is the stance Peter Leithart takes in this provocative "theological bricolage." Seeking to rethink evangelical notions of culture, church, and state, Leithart offers a series of short essays, aphorisms, and parables that challenge the current dichotomies that govern both Christian and non-Christian thinking about church and state, the secular and the religious. But his argument isn't limited to being merely "against." Leithart reveals a much larger vision of Christian society, defined by the stories, symbols, rituals, and rules of a renewed community -- the city of God.

Unconditional

Unconditional
Author: Brian Zahnd
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 161638025X
ISBN 13: 9781616380250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconditional Book Review:

If Christianity is to be a compelling and relevant voice in the 21st Century, it needs a fresh message—not a new innovation or novel interpretation, but a return to our roots. And what are our roots?

Take this Bread

Take this Bread
Author: Sara Miles
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-26
ISBN 10: 1848254288
ISBN 13: 9781848254282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Take this Bread Book Review:

The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert, Take This Bread tells the story of a restaurant cook and writer who wandered into a church and found herself transformed, setting up a food pantry around the same altar where she first received the body of Christ.

What Would Jesus Deconstruct The Church and Postmodern Culture

What Would Jesus Deconstruct   The Church and Postmodern Culture
Author: John D. Caputo
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781441200365
ISBN 13: 1441200363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Would Jesus Deconstruct The Church and Postmodern Culture Book Review:

This provocative addition to The Church and Postmodern Culture series offers a lively rereading of Charles Sheldon's In His Steps as a constructive way forward. John D. Caputo introduces the notion of why the church needs deconstruction, positively defines deconstruction's role in renewal, deconstructs idols of the church, and imagines the future of the church in addressing the practical implications of this for the church's life through liturgy, worship, preaching, and teaching. Students of philosophy, theology, religion, and ministry, as well as others interested in engaging postmodernism and the emerging church phenomenon, will welcome this provocative, non-technical work.

Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity

Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity
Author: Katharine Sarah Moody
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317071832
ISBN 13: 9781317071839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity Book Review:

The ’theological turn’ in continental philosophy and the ’turn to Paul’ in political philosophy have occasioned a return to radical theology, a tradition whose philosophical heritage can be traced to the death of God announced in the work of Nietzsche and Hegel. John D. Caputo’s deconstructive theology and Slavoj Zizek’s materialist theology are two radical theologies that explore what it might mean to pass through the death of God and to abandon this experience as specifically Christian. Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity demonstrates how these theologies are transforming everyday religious practices through an examination of the work of Peter Rollins and Kester Brewin, two figures at the radical margins of a contemporary expression of Western religiosity called emerging Christianity. The author uses her analysis of all four figures to argue that deconstructive practices can enable religious communities to become part of a wider materialist collective in which the death of God continues to resonate. Pushing the methodological boundaries of philosophy of religion by examining religious practices as the site of philosophical signification, the book challenges scholars and practitioners alike to a new and more demanding dialogue between theory and practice.