by Katharine Sarah Moody
from Modern Believing Vol 57:3 - July 2016

Abstract:

Radical theology has an intellectual heritage that can be traced to the idea of the death of God in western philosophy, and Christian theologemes remain of conceptual interest to a number of continental philosophers and philosophers of religion because this religion is, to quote Slavoj Žižek, ‘the religion of a God who dies’. I introduce readers to re-conceptions of the theologeme ‘God’ by John D. Caputo and Slavoj Žižek and illustrate how philosophical interest in Christianity is inspiring religious discourse and communal practices that aim to performatively enact the death and decay of God. 

Keywords:

DEATH OF GOD, EMERGING CHURCH MOVEMENT, GOD, JOHN D. CAPUTO, KESTER BREWIN, PETER ROLLINS, RADICAL THEOLOGY, SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK.


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