Crying in the Desert?

Speaking About God in Our Time

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    21 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    This article offers a critical analysis of some contemporary attempts to bring up the issue of God and religion again in philosophical discourse, after the disenchantment of the project of Enlightenment. At first the author analyses G. Vattimo’s recent book Belief, in which he repudiates the violence and oppression of technically manipulating and politically controlling reason. In order to put an end to this violence, Vattimo argues in favour of a complete historicisation and secularisation of Christianity, which has caritas as its limit. The author criticises Vattimo on the point that his thinking leads to a subjectivation of religion and truth, and therefore is unable to stop the violence of reason. Secondly, Ch. Taylor’s interpretation of the malaise of modernity is analysed. He considers Christianity as a safeguard of the intrinsically true and good, which enables contemporary thinking to overcome its subjectivism. As a conclusion, the author stresses the importance of the philosophical and religious idea of irreducible transcendence as confining the violence of self-willed thinking.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIn Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.
    Subtitle of host publicationDutch Contributions to the Jubilee of Universities in Rome 2000
    EditorsWil Derkse, jos van der Lans, Stefan Waanders
    PublisherUitgeverij Damon
    Pages117-137
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Fingerprint

    Deity
    Religion
    Christianity
    Subjectivism
    Disenchantment
    Subjectivation
    Enlightenment
    Critical Analysis
    Secularization
    Oppression
    Modernity
    Transcendence
    Philosophical Discourse

    Cite this

    Jonkers, P. H. A. I. (2000). Crying in the Desert? Speaking About God in Our Time. In W. Derkse, J. van der Lans, & S. Waanders (Eds.), In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.: Dutch Contributions to the Jubilee of Universities in Rome 2000 (pp. 117-137). Uitgeverij Damon.
    Jonkers, P.H.A.I. / Crying in the Desert? Speaking About God in Our Time. In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.: Dutch Contributions to the Jubilee of Universities in Rome 2000. editor / Wil Derkse ; jos van der Lans ; Stefan Waanders. Uitgeverij Damon, 2000. pp. 117-137
    @inbook{0f25fdad20104f1898c0af60c6bb33f7,
    title = "Crying in the Desert?: Speaking About God in Our Time",
    abstract = "This article offers a critical analysis of some contemporary attempts to bring up the issue of God and religion again in philosophical discourse, after the disenchantment of the project of Enlightenment. At first the author analyses G. Vattimo’s recent book Belief, in which he repudiates the violence and oppression of technically manipulating and politically controlling reason. In order to put an end to this violence, Vattimo argues in favour of a complete historicisation and secularisation of Christianity, which has caritas as its limit. The author criticises Vattimo on the point that his thinking leads to a subjectivation of religion and truth, and therefore is unable to stop the violence of reason. Secondly, Ch. Taylor’s interpretation of the malaise of modernity is analysed. He considers Christianity as a safeguard of the intrinsically true and good, which enables contemporary thinking to overcome its subjectivism. As a conclusion, the author stresses the importance of the philosophical and religious idea of irreducible transcendence as confining the violence of self-willed thinking.",
    author = "P.H.A.I. Jonkers",
    year = "2000",
    language = "English",
    pages = "117--137",
    editor = "Wil Derkse and {van der Lans}, jos and Stefan Waanders",
    booktitle = "In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.",
    publisher = "Uitgeverij Damon",

    }

    Jonkers, PHAI 2000, Crying in the Desert? Speaking About God in Our Time. in W Derkse, J van der Lans & S Waanders (eds), In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.: Dutch Contributions to the Jubilee of Universities in Rome 2000. Uitgeverij Damon, pp. 117-137.

    Crying in the Desert? Speaking About God in Our Time. / Jonkers, P.H.A.I.

    In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.: Dutch Contributions to the Jubilee of Universities in Rome 2000. ed. / Wil Derkse; jos van der Lans; Stefan Waanders. Uitgeverij Damon, 2000. p. 117-137.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    TY - CHAP

    T1 - Crying in the Desert?

    T2 - Speaking About God in Our Time

    AU - Jonkers, P.H.A.I.

    PY - 2000

    Y1 - 2000

    N2 - This article offers a critical analysis of some contemporary attempts to bring up the issue of God and religion again in philosophical discourse, after the disenchantment of the project of Enlightenment. At first the author analyses G. Vattimo’s recent book Belief, in which he repudiates the violence and oppression of technically manipulating and politically controlling reason. In order to put an end to this violence, Vattimo argues in favour of a complete historicisation and secularisation of Christianity, which has caritas as its limit. The author criticises Vattimo on the point that his thinking leads to a subjectivation of religion and truth, and therefore is unable to stop the violence of reason. Secondly, Ch. Taylor’s interpretation of the malaise of modernity is analysed. He considers Christianity as a safeguard of the intrinsically true and good, which enables contemporary thinking to overcome its subjectivism. As a conclusion, the author stresses the importance of the philosophical and religious idea of irreducible transcendence as confining the violence of self-willed thinking.

    AB - This article offers a critical analysis of some contemporary attempts to bring up the issue of God and religion again in philosophical discourse, after the disenchantment of the project of Enlightenment. At first the author analyses G. Vattimo’s recent book Belief, in which he repudiates the violence and oppression of technically manipulating and politically controlling reason. In order to put an end to this violence, Vattimo argues in favour of a complete historicisation and secularisation of Christianity, which has caritas as its limit. The author criticises Vattimo on the point that his thinking leads to a subjectivation of religion and truth, and therefore is unable to stop the violence of reason. Secondly, Ch. Taylor’s interpretation of the malaise of modernity is analysed. He considers Christianity as a safeguard of the intrinsically true and good, which enables contemporary thinking to overcome its subjectivism. As a conclusion, the author stresses the importance of the philosophical and religious idea of irreducible transcendence as confining the violence of self-willed thinking.

    M3 - Chapter

    SP - 117

    EP - 137

    BT - In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.

    A2 - Derkse, Wil

    A2 - van der Lans, jos

    A2 - Waanders, Stefan

    PB - Uitgeverij Damon

    ER -

    Jonkers PHAI. Crying in the Desert? Speaking About God in Our Time. In Derkse W, van der Lans J, Waanders S, editors, In Quest of Humanity in a Globalizing World.: Dutch Contributions to the Jubilee of Universities in Rome 2000. Uitgeverij Damon. 2000. p. 117-137