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After God: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion

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Date:
April 7, 2014
Time:
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

Building 110, Room 112

A lecture by Richard Kearney (Boston College).  Professor Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College and has served as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin, the University of Paris (Sorbonne), the Australian Catholic University, and the University of Nice.

This talk will discuss the new “religious turn” in contemporary continental thought.  Citing such figures as Levinas, Derrida and Ricoeur, the question is posed: how do we rethink God after the death of God? Beyond the poles of dogmatic theism and atheism, a third option will be explored: ana-theism.

Professor Kearney is the author of over 20 books on European philosophy and literature (including two novels and a volume of poetry) and has edited or co-edited 14 more. His most recent book is Anatheism: Returning to God After God (2011).