Signs and Wonders: Theology After Modernity (Gender, Theory, by Ellen Armour

By Ellen Armour

We are instructed modernity's finish will destabilize commonly used methods of realizing, doing, and being, yet are those alterations we should always dread—or have fun? 4 major occasions (and the long-lasting photos that signify them) catalyze this question: the consecration of overtly homosexual Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson, the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib criminal, the politicization of the loss of life of Terri Schiavo, and the disastrous reaction to typhoon Katrina.

Framed by way of an unique appropriation of Michel Foucault, and drawing on assets in visible tradition concept and the heritage of images, Ellen T. Armour explores the anxieties, passions, and tool dynamics certain up within the photographic illustration and public reception of those occasions. jointly, those phenomena disclose modernity's benevolent and malevolent disruptions and show the systemic fractures and fissures that usher in its finish, for higher and for worse.

In reaction to those symptoms and wonders, Armour lays the basis for a theology and philosophy of existence larger suited for our (post)modern second: person who owns as much as the vulnerabilities that modernity sought to disavow and higher permits us to navigate the moral matters we now confront.

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