AuthorsOlthuis, James H.
AffiliationInstitute for Christian Studies
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Other TitlesICS 150907/250907 W15. The Radical Theopoetics of John D. Caputo
CitationOlthuis, James H. "ICS 150907/250907 W15: The Radical Theopoetics of John D. Caputo" (2015). Syllabi. Institute for Christian Studies.
PublisherInstitute for Christian Studies
DescriptionThis seminar will trace, explore, and interact with the developing Theopoetics of postmodern philosopher/theologian John D. Caputo. Situated at the interface between deconstruction and the religion, Theopoetics is a radical alternative to both classical theism and classical atheism, insisting that whether or not God shows up depends on us. In the style of Deconstruction, Theopoetics seeks a way between absolutism and relativism, envisioning Truth, not as a claim we make, but as a claim made on us. For Caputo, philosophy (as the search for wisdom) and theology (as the search for God) work together: The one true philosophy—the love of truth—is the love of God.
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