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Dogmen- und Theologiegeschichte
The Death of God. An Investigation into the History of the Western Concept of God.
London-New York: T & T Clark International 2008. XI, 207 S. gr.8°. Geb. £ 65,00. ISBN 978-0-567-03272-0.
Frederiek Depoortere is known for his books on theology and postmodern philosophy: Christ in Postmodern Philosophy: Gianni Vattimo, Rene Girard, and Slavoj Zizek and Badiou and Theology. This particular volume, his first in English, actually provides the grounds for his later post-structuralist work. It explains, in a word, how it could happen that God died sometime during the history of Western thought. One might then view D.’s later publications as the guidebooks that tell readers how they might think and act now that God has died.
One does not need to agree with the book’s thesis – as, for example, the present author does not – in order to respect the book’s scholarship. The criticisms that scholars will publish will come at the level of ...
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