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Postmodernity's Transcending: Devaluing God (ND Faith in Reason) Paperback – November 9, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0268031022 ISBN-10: 0268031029 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: ND Faith in Reason
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (November 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268031029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268031022
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,184,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Hemming's prose is a genuine effort to rethink the nature of religious experience in the modern West.” —Journal of Religion

“This book is thematically rich and philosophically erudite with intricate discussions of themes and authors.” —Theological Studies

“Hemming’s work undertakes on the one hand a history of the concept of the sublime, and on the other, it explores the limits of theological thinking, where theology is understood either as a practice arising from faith or from thinking alone. By examining concepts like soul, experience, analogy, and truth, Hemming provokes contemporary Christian theology to a more serious engagement with philosophy.” — Theology Digest

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Laurence Paul Hemming is Dean of Research for Heythrop College, University of London.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Penelope J. Sparhawk on October 9, 2012
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This book offers a coherent clear retelling of Western philosophy, from the Presocratic to the Post-Modern, in terms of its governing metaphors, focusing on the ontological commitments imported by each. It explains to Thomists and other students of Scholastic metaphysics why they must take serious the questions posed both by Modernism and Post-Modernism. In particular, it traces the conceptual and theological problems that will finally destabilize Scholastic thought in the 17th-18th centuries to difficulties already present in the writings of Aquinas. Perhaps the best one volume introduction, either for Scholastic philosophers to the real problems and possibilities offered by Post-Modern philosophers - or vice versa. A wonderfully clear, erudite volume by a devout Catholic.
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