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Simpson, Christopher Ben
Merleau-Ponty and Theology.
London u. a.: Bloomsbury T & T Clark 2014. 272 S. = Philosophy and Theology. Kart. US$ 27,95. ISBN 978-0-567-21767-7.
Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen
The writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty have attracted renewed attention in recent years from scholars from a wide range of dis-ciplines with very different backgrounds and views. Consequently, the thoughts of Merleau-Ponty has had a considerable influence on the contemporary debate about a number of philosophical and theological issues, including on the relationship between naturalism and transcendentalism, between ontology and phenomenol-ogy, between notions of body and mind, and between the notion of the body and of embodiment.
In light of this, Christopher Ben Simpson’s book about Merleau-Ponty and theology is a welcome addition. One can wonder why not much has been explicitly written about Merleau-Ponty’s relation to theology by either philosophers or by theologians; ...
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