A Philosophical Anthropology of the Cross: The Cruciform Self (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)
By: Brian E. Gregor (author)Paperback
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What does the cross, both as a historical event and a symbol of religious discourse, tell us about human beings? In this provocative book, Brian Gregor draws together a hermeneutics of the self-through Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Taylor-and a theology of the cross-through Luther, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Jungel-to envision a phenomenology of the cruciform self. The result is a bold and original view of what philosophical anthropology could look like if it took the scandal of the cross seriously instead of reducing it into general philosophical concepts.
Brian Gregor is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is editor (with Jens Zimmerman) of Bonhoeffer and Continental Thought: Cruciform Philosophy (IUP, 2009) and Being Human, Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Social Thought.
Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations 1. Philosophy, the Cross, and Human Being Part 1 2. The Hermeneutics of the Self 3. Faith, Substance, and the Cross 4. The Incurved Self 5. The Anthropological Question Part 2 6. The Concreteness and Continuity of Faith 7. The Capable Human Being as a Penultimate Good 8. The Call to Responsibility 9. Reflexivity, Intentionality, and Self-understanding 10. Religion within the Limits of the Penultimate? Notes Select Bibliography Index
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