Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology (AAR by Peter Dula

By Peter Dula

In fresh many years, theologians and philosophers of faith have engaged in a lively debate in regards to the prestige and nature of ecclesiology. all through this debate, they've got discovered assets for his or her arguments in strategies of political philosophy, really communitarianism and political liberalism. during this groundbreaking examine, Peter Dula turns as an alternative to the paintings of thinker Stanley Cavell, reading the ways that Cavell's knowing of companionship contributes to the controversy over church and community.

Since the Sixties, Stanley Cavell has been the main category-defying thinker in North the USA, in addition to one of many least understood. Philosophers didn't be aware of what to make of his deep engagement with literature and picture, or, stranger but, together with his openness to theological matters. during this, the 1st English research of Cavell and theology, Dula areas Cavell in dialog with a few of the philosophers such a lot influential in modern theology: Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum and John Rawls. He then examines Cavell's courting to Christian theology, laying off gentle at the repeated appearances of the determine of Christ in Cavell's writings.

Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology unearths in Cavell's account of skepticism and acknowledgment a transformative source for theological discussions - not only of ecclesiology, yet of sin, salvation and the life of God.

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