This book brings together a world-renowned collection of philosophers and theologians to explore the ways in which the resurgence of eschatological thought in contemporary theology and the continued relevance of phenomenology in philosophy can illuminate each other. Through a series of phenomenological analyses of key eschatological concepts and detailed readings in some of the key figures of both disciplines, this text reveals that phenomenology and eschatology cannot be fully understood without each other: without eschatology, phenomenology would not have developed the ethical and futural aspects that characterize it today; without phenomenology, eschatology would remain relegated to the sidelines of serious theological discourse. Along the way, such diverse themes as time, death, parousia, and the call are re-examined and redefined.
Containing new contributions from Jean-Yves Lacoste, Claude Romano, Richard Kearney, Kevin Hart and others, this book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the intersection of contemporary philosophy and theology.
Contents: Introduction; Part I Phenomenology of Eschatology: The phenomenality of anticipation, Jean-Yves Lacoste; Awaiting, Claude Romano. Part II Phenomenological Eschatology: Sacramental imagination and eschatology, Richard Kearney; The promise of the new and the tyranny of the same, John Panteleimon Manoussakis; John Zizioulas on eschatology and persons, Douglas H. Knight. Part III Eschatological Phenomenology: The eschatology of the self and the birth of the being-with; or, on tragedy, Ilias Papagiannopoulos; Being and the promise, Jeffrey Bloechl. Part IV Phenomenology and Eschatology: Historical Confluences: 'Hineingehalten in die Nacht': Heidegger's early appropriation of Christian eschatology, Judith E. Tonning; Phenomenology and eschatology in Michel Henry, Jeffrey Hanson; 'Without world': eschatology in Michel Henry, Kevin Hart; Appendix: The present and the gift, Jean-Luc Marion; Index.
About the Editor: Neal DeRoo teaches philosophy at Boston College. He is the co-editor of The Logic of Incarnation: James K.A. Smith’s Critique of Postmodern Religion (2009) and has lectured worldwide on the topics of phenomenology, religion, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis.
John Panteleimon Manoussakis teaches philosophy at the College of Holy Cross. He is the author of God After Metaphysics: A Theological Aesthetic (2007). He has edited After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy (2005), and co-edited Heidegger and the Greeks: Interpretive Essays (2006) and Traversing the Imaginary: Richard Kearney and the Postmodern Challenge (2007).
Reviews: ‘… this collection is a thought-provoking and worthwhile example of how phenomenology intersects with theological concerns.’ Religious Studies Review
'We are, we may say, not yet in a position fully to grasp the place and effect of the not yet in the now – and the contributors are to be thanked for raising the issue and for doing so in a vigorous and engaged manner. Hopefully, this book will be a stimulus to renewing interest in what has to be one of the key questions for contemporary philosophical theology in the broadly continental tradition.' Theologische Literaturzeitung
'... a well-edited collection full of thoughtful essays by some of the major scholars in the field. Given the present interest in apocalyptic theology, the "new phenomenology" emerging from France, and the interface between philosophy and theology in general, the book will find numerous audiences who will learn much from the essays present within it.' Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
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