Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith

By: Gianni Vattimo & Rene Girard & Pierpaolo Antonello & William McCuaig

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9780231148283
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Hardcover
Pages
124
Dimensions
147 x 191 x 13mm

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"The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives." "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two major philosophers known for their progressive approach to this issue. Seeking unity over difference, Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard turn to Max Weber, Eric Auerbach, and Marcel Gauchet, among others, in their exploration of truth and liberty, relativism and faith, and the tensions of new forms of religiously inspired violence." "Vattimo and Girard ultimately conclude that secularism and the involvement (or lack thereof) of religion in governance are, in essence, produced by Christianity. In other words, Christianity is "the religion of the exit from religion," and democracy, civil rights, the free market, and individual freedoms are all facilitated by Christian culture. Through an exchange both intimate and enlightening, Vattimo and Girard share their unparalleled insight into religion, modernity, and the role of Christianity, especially as itexists in our multicultural world."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN:
9780231148283
Publication Date:
01 / 03 / 2010
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
147 x 191 x 13mm

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