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Post-Metaphysics and the Paradoxical Teachings of Jesus. The Structure of the Real.
New York-Washington/Baltimore-Bern-Frankfurt a.M.–Berlin–Brussels–Vienna–Oxford: Lang 2010. VII, 327 S. gr.8° = American University Studies. Series VII: Theology and Religion, 301. Geb. EUR 63,50. ISBN 978-1-4331-0861-7.
In his first major monograph, Cameron Freeman, a scholar of philosophical theology, gives an assessment of what he considers the West’s dispiriting and mal-approached theo-philosophical projects. Traditionally, these have been far too tied to rationalistic metaphysics, including their theological appropriations of Jesus. F. claims upfront, then, that his goal is »to escape from the totalizing aspirations of the Western metaphysical tradition by uncovering the authenticity of Jesus’ challenging call for the Kingdom of God« (5). F. pursues this end throughout six dynamically unfolding chapters, which I will briefly outline.
The first chapter treats the Western metaphysical tradition through Heidegger, especially the traditions’ ties to what Heidegger calls ...
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