Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Postmodern Apologetics?Arguments for God in Contemporary Philosophy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christina M. Gschwandtner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823242740

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823242740.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 January 2019

John Caputo: Postmodern Hope

John Caputo: Postmodern Hope

(p.242) 12 John Caputo: Postmodern Hope
Postmodern Apologetics?

Christina M. Gschwandtner

Fordham University Press

In Chapter 12, I approach John D. Caputo’s work as an argument for postmodern hope. Caputo is most well known for his interpretations of Jacques Derrida, yet his writings range from his early engagements with Heidegger’s work to his most recent discussions of Malabou and others. The chapter explicates his writings on Heidegger and Derrida in some detail, since they have been so influential in the contemporary discussion. It goes on to consider his proposal for a “radical” hermeneutic project that would rethink issues of faith, ethics, and scientific knowledge. It concludes by examining his more recent proposals for a “theology of the event” or a theology of “perhaps,” while arguing that the figure of hope is at the heart of all of Caputo’s work.

Keywords:   Caputo, Derrida, hope, radical hermeneutics, event

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .