Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
After GodRichard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Panteleimon Manoussakis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823225316

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823225316.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 23 May 2022

Quis ergo Amo cum Deum Meum Amo?

Quis ergo Amo cum Deum Meum Amo?

(p.139) Quis ergo Amo cum Deum Meum Amo?
After God

Brian Treanor

Fordham University Press

This chapter deals with the continental philosophy's concern for otherness. The Infinite, the Other, the impossible, and so on orient themselves around the incommensurability of the other with the self. The other, qua other, cannot be accounted for by the same. Unlike the patterns of Kantian, Hegelian, Husserlian, or Heideggerian accounts of the other, the postmodern account of the other is concerned with encountering the otherness of the other, not the other as comprehended or categorized by the same. This concern for otherness manifests itself in both ethical and theological thought. In the course of thinking about otherness, postmodern thinkers have availed themselves of the rich tradition associated with the Augustine of the Confessions. The retrieval of Augustine's question, “What do I love when I love my God?” has proven to be fertile ground for the postmodern consideration of otherness, impossibility, faith, and religion.

Keywords:   infinite, otherness, postmodernism, Confessions, Augustine, impossibility, faith, religion, ethics, theology

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 .