Caputo in a nutshell: Two introductory (and slightly critical) lectures

Mark Manolopoulos

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Originally presented at Monash University, the two lectures offer a very
accessible introduction to a number of the major aspects of the work of John D.
Caputo, perhaps/probably the most original and consequential postmodern
philosopher of religion. The first lecture contextualizes the place of Caputo’s thinking, contrasts his contribution to Mark C. Taylor’s “a/theology”, and examines Caputo’s postmodern figuration of the “Kingdom of God”. The second lecture focuses on Caputo’s philosophico-theological rendering of four key Derridean themes: justice, forgiveness, the gift, and hospitality. Throughout the text, certain critical issues are raised, though the overall appraisal is one of affirmation and admiration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-43
Number of pages23
JournalPostmodern Openings
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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