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By Ivana Dolejsova

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This e-book addresses basic questions in systematic theology and philosophy of faith. How can the Christian tale stay proper in a postmodern pluralistic society? How can it draw on its conventional resources with no reverting to fundamentalism? How can discussion be maintained with modern tradition with no recourse to kinds of spiritual reductionism or syncretism?
the writer argues opposed to the thought of apologetics, understood as a defence of human ideals, rules, attitudes and values which on my own can result in divine fact. With the aid of Derrida, Lyotard and Levinas, she seems to be at the place such apologetic trends in Christianity come from and the way they distort the theological culture, which has provided various insights into the freeing message of Jesus Christ. the main to this distinction lies within the knowing of kin among perform, trust and data. spiritual epistemologies because the Enlightenment provide us conflicting positions. the writer reveals within the epistemology of the past due Wittgenstein probabilities for a dialogical discourse which takes perform because the start line for figuring out non secular trust and data, and enables non-fundamentalist «accounts of desire» in Christianity.

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27 Cf. Tracy, 1981: 57–58. 28 Cf. Tracy, 1981: 57–58. 29 Tracy, 1981:58. , 1989, The Condition of Postmodernity: an enquiry into the origins of cultural change. ), 1992, Postmodernism: a reader, Introduction. , 1994, Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers. , 1994, Postmodernity. , 1995, Postmodern theologies. Cahoone, L. ), 1996, From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology. , 1997, The Illusions of postmodernism. One. , 1963, Tradition and Traditions. , 1968, A History of Christian Thought. , 1971, A History of Apologetics.

When we experience the face of the other, or when the face occurs in conjunction with being-together, we experience a summons, an invocation (Marcel), a claim, a call to commitment and responsibility. This primordial summons is the bias of the values in the normative culture: the normative culture is not the bias of the summons… The summons from the other is something that evokes a response in which compassion and obligation converge (1990: 39–40,41; in Tilley: 70–71). Levinas’s philosophy, from which I take the third point of postmodern critique, starts with ethics and derives its crucial role from the command “thou shall not kill” (Ex 20:13) as a means of dealing with the problem of otherness.

142) And he summarises his critique of Lyotard as follows: ‘Not everyone has the strength of character for the somewhat rugged, and certainly highly principled, individualism demanded by Lyotard’s philosophical politics…and not everyone can face up to the challenge of an existence without rules or criteria of judgment’ (142). Indeed, we can say that, as with Derrida, Lyotard does not construct a relativist theory; and even that there is a democratic element to his society, based as it is on a consensus of its members.

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