Displacing Christian Origins: Philosophy, Secularity, and by Ward Blanton

By Ward Blanton

Recent severe thought is interestingly preoccupied with the metaphors and ideas of early Christianity, specifically the faith of Paul. The haunting of secular inspiration via the very faith it seeks to beat could seem striking in the beginning, yet Ward Blanton argues that this contemporary go back via theorists to the assets of early Christianity has precedent in smooth and ostensibly secularizing philosophy, from Kant to Heidegger.

Displacing Christian Origins lines the present severe engagement of Agamben, Derrida, and Žižek, between others, again into 19th- and early-twentieth-century philosophers of early Christianity. by means of evaluating those the most important moments within the glossy historical past of philosophy with exemplars of recent biblical scholarship—David Friedrich Strauss, Adolf Deissmann, and Albert Schweitzer—Blanton deals a brand new manner for serious conception to construe the connection among the trendy previous and the biblical traditions to which we appear to be drawn as soon as again.

An leading edge contribution to the highbrow heritage of biblical exegesis, Displacing Christian Origins will advertise educated and fruitful debate among faith and philosophy. 

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