The Call to Radical Theology (SUNY Series in Theology and by Thomas J. J. Altizer PDF

By Thomas J. J. Altizer

ISBN-10: 1438444532

ISBN-13: 9781438444536

The most important death-of-God theologian explores the that means and function of radical theology.

In the decision to Radical Theology, Thomas J. J. Altizer meditates at the nature of radical theology and calls readers to adopt the vocation of radical theology as a manner of dwelling an absolutely tested lifestyles. In fourteen essays, he explores how the loss of life of God in modernity and the dissolution of divine authority have freed theology to develop into a style of final mirrored image and inventive inquiry now not certain via church sanction or doctrinal strictures.

Revealing a wealth of significant types for doing radical theological pondering, Altizer discusses the paintings of philosophers comparable to Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Marion, Derrida, and Levinas, between others. assets also are present in the paintings of imaginitive writers, particularly Milton, Blake, and Joyce. within the spirit of Joyce’s right here Comes every person, Altizer is confident that theology is for everybody and that everybody has the authority to do theology authentically. An creation through Lissa McCullough and foreword through David E. Klemm support orient the reader to Altizer’s unique knowing of the function of theology after the demise of God.

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The main death-of-God theologian explores the that means and goal of radical theology.

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Revealing a wealth of significant versions for doing radical theological pondering, Altizer discusses the paintings of philosophers akin to Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Marion, Derrida, and Levinas, between others. assets also are present in the paintings of innovative writers, specifically Milton, Blake, and Joyce. within the spirit of Joyce’s the following Comes everyone, Altizer is confident that theology is for everybody and that everybody has the authority to do theology authentically. An creation by means of Lissa McCullough and foreword via David E. Klemm support orient the reader to Altizer’s targeted realizing of the position of theology after the dying of God.

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Although that ground can be known as an awesome abyss, as it has been known and envisioned in the late modern world, that is an abyss which is inseparable from our deeper life and existence, and which we must speak if we are truly to confront the world, or truly to confront our existence itself. Finally we must say Yes to that abyss, and this has always been the deepest language of theology, and a language that must now be recovered if we are to speak, and speak in a new world of an absolute and universal speechlessness.

Perhaps no body of thinkers has a more negative image in our world than do theologians, who are certainly scorned in the academic world, treated with condescension if not contempt by our liberal and radical circles, and even largely if not wholly ignored by our churches and synagogues. If radical theologians are exempt from such indifference or contempt, this is simply because we are virtually unknown, but that might give us a freedom that is otherwise unavailable, a freedom to move invisibly in a world alien to our calling without attracting any attention at all.

Yes, the theologian is a voyager, and above all so the radical theologian, but a voyager into the deepest darkness, a voyage apart from which every voyage into light is now wholly empty and unreal. How can the theologian become open to such darkness? First, this can occur only when every safety net has been removed, only when our innermost center is truly naked and alone, and we fully open ourselves to that absolute abyss that then inevitably engulfs us. While each of us is standing over an abyss, it is the theologian who is called to name that abyss, and to name it with an ultimate or absolute name, that name of names which is the name of God or the Godhead, and which here can be manifest only as an absolute abyss.

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