Transforming Philosophy and Religion

Transforming Philosophy and Religion

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Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson, and an international group of philosophers and theologians describe how various expressions of philosophy are transformed by the discipline of love. What is at stake is how philosophy colors and shapes the way we receive and engage each other, our world, and God. Focusing primarily on the Continental tradition of philosophy of religion, the work presented in this volume engages thinkers such as St. Paul, Meister Eckhart, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Derrida, Marion, Zizek, Irigaray, and Michele Le Doeuff. Emerging from the book is a complex definition of the wisdom of love which challenges how we think about nature, social justice, faith, gender, creation, medicine, politics, and ethics.a€”Emmanuel Levinas It is misleading, even if it is etymologically correct, to define philosophy as the a#39;a#39;love of wisdom.a#39;a#39; As a definition it assumes too much. Do we ... Love, as this essay will argue, is the indispensable prerequisite for wisdom.

Title:Transforming Philosophy and Religion
Author:Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2008-05-07


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