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Rorty and the religious : Christian engagements with a secular philosopher

Author: Jacob L Goodson; Brad Elliott Stone
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Cascade Books, ©2012.
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"Prior to his death in 2007, the self-described secular philosopher Richard Rorty began to modify his previous position concerning religion. Moving from "atheism" to "anti-clericalism," Rorty challenges the metaphysical assumptions that lend justification to abuses of power in the name of religion. Instead of dismissing and ignoring Rorty's challenge, the essays in this volume seek to enter into meaningful  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob L Goodson; Brad Elliott Stone
ISBN: 9781610974288 161097428X
OCLC Number: 810931777
Description: xxiv, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Reflections in Rorty's mirrors. The priority of democracy : the public, the private, and the primitive / Donald G. Wester (with Jacob L. Goodson) --
Therapy to apocalypse : encountering the abyss of epistemology in James and Rorty / Roger Ward --
Can (analytic) philosophers tell theologians the truth? : Richard Rorty and methodological nominalism / D. Stephen Long --
For and against Richard Rorty : Christian convictions, liberal democracy, and the Christenfrage / Barry Harvey --
pt. II. Moral dispositions and religious belief. What the Apostles will let us get away with saying : Plantinga and Rorty on the social establishment of religious belief / Keith Starkenburg --
Pragmatic charity : a synthesis of Rorty and Milbank / Eric Hall --
Contingency, irony, and vulnerability : Richard Rorty and scriptural reasoning / Jacob Goodson --
pt. III. Philosophy and theology of social hope. Rorty's religion / David L. O'Hara --
Can there be hope without prophecy? : Richard Rorty as prophetic pragmatist / Brad Elliott Stone --
The difficulty of imagining other persons, reimagined : Rorty on moral imagination and the transformation of conflict / Jason A. Springs.
Responsibility: edited by Jacob L. Goodson and Brad Elliott Stone ; foreword by Stanley Hauerwas ; afterword by Charles Marsh.
Local System Bib Number:
008515907

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"Prior to his death in 2007, the self-described secular philosopher Richard Rorty began to modify his previous position concerning religion. Moving from "atheism" to "anti-clericalism," Rorty challenges the metaphysical assumptions that lend justification to abuses of power in the name of religion. Instead of dismissing and ignoring Rorty's challenge, the essays in this volume seek to enter into meaningful conversation with Rorty's thought and engage his criticisms in a constructive and serious way. In so doing, one finds promising nuggets within Rorty's thought for addressing particular questions within Christianity. The essays in this volume offer charitable yet fully confessional engagements with an impressive secular thinker." -- Publisher's description.
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