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Postmodern Apologetics?: Arguments for God in Contemporary Philosophy

Christina M. Gschwandtner


This book provides an introduction to the emerging field of Continental philosophy of religion by treating the philosophical thought of its most important representatives, including its appropriations by several thinkers in the US. Part I provides a context to the field by looking at the religious aspects of the thought of Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Lévinas, and Jacques Derrida. It contends that although the work of these thinkers is not apologetic in nature (does not provide an argument for religion, whether Christianity or Judaism), it prepares the ground for the more religiously motivated w ... More

Keywords: Continental philosophy of religion, phenomenology, hermeneutics, apologetics, French philosophy, God, religious experience

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823242740
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823242740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina M. Gschwandtner, author
University of Scranton

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Part I Preparations

Part II Expositions

Part III Appropriations