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Being Reconciled

Ontology and Pardon

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Being Reconciled by John Milbank
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Being Reconciled is a radical and entirely fresh theological treatment of the classic theory of the Gift in the context of divine reconciliation. It reconsiders notions of freedom and exchange in relation to a Christian doctrine which understands Creation, grace and incarnation as heavenly gifts, but the Fall, evil and violence as refusal of those gifts. In a sustained and rigorous response to the works of Derrida, Levinas, Marion, Zizek, Hauerwas and the 'Radical Evil' school, John Milbank posits the daring view that only transmission of the forgiveness offered by the Divine Humanity makes reconciliation possible on earth. Any philosophical understanding of forgiveness and redemption therefore requires theological completion. A genuinely Christian understanding of reconciliation, says Milbank, involves a drastic reconception of philosophical notions of reality and of Christ's relationship to human society Both a critique of post-Kantian modernity, and a new theology that engages with issues of language, culture, time, politics and historicity, Being Reconciled insists on the dependency of all human production and understanding on a God who is infinite in both utterance and capacity. Intended as the first in a trilogy of books centred on the gift, it is an original and vivid new application of a classic theory by a leading international theologian.
Release date NZ
February 13th, 2003
Author
Pages
256
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415305259
Product ID
25718996

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