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The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence (Hardback)

Davis Hankins

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ISBN 10: 0810130122 / ISBN 13: 9780810130128
Edité par Northwestern University Press, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Recent philosophical reexaminations of sacred texts have focused almost exclusively on the Christian New Testament, and Paul in particular. The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence revives the enduring philosophical relevance and political urgency of the book of Job and thus contributes to the recent turn toward religion among philosophers such as Slavoj ���i���ek and Alain Badiou. Job is often understood to be a trite folktale about human limitation in the face of confounding and absolute transcendence; on the contrary, Hankins demonstrates that Job is a drama about the struggle to create a just and viable life in a material world that is ontologically incomplete and consequently open to radical, unpredictable transformation. Job s abiding legacy for any future materialist theology becomes clear as Hankins analyzes Job s dramatizations of a transcendence that is not externally opposed to but that emerges from an ontologically incomplete material world. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780810130128

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Titre : The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of ...

Éditeur : Northwestern University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Winner of the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

Recent philosophical reexaminations of sacred texts have focused almost exclusively on the Christian New Testament, and Paul in particular. The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence revives the enduring philosophical relevance and political urgency of the book of Job and thus contributes to the recent “turn toward religion” among philosophers such as Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou.

Job is often understood to be a trite folktale about human limitation in the face of confounding and absolute transcendence. On the contrary, Hankins demonstrates that Job is a drama about the struggle to create a just and viable life in a material world that is ontologically incomplete and consequently open to radical, unpredictable transformation. Job’s abiding legacy for any future materialist theology becomes clear as Hankins analyzes Job’s dramatizations of a transcendence that is not externally opposed to but that emerges from an ontologically incomplete material world.

About the Author:

Davis Hankins is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and a faculty member of the Women's Studies program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

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