Without God or metaphysics : exploring possibilities for religious thought in contemporary culture
In contemporary culture, the issues of religion and theology require serious discussion. Theists and atheists are still locked in hot debates regarding whether or not religion and theology have value for a postmodern secular society. The thoughts offered by postmodern theologians or philosophers of religion have much to offer for those on both sides o(the problem. Their work provides new grounds for thinking and reformulating religious and theological discourses that are beneficial for theists and atheists. Charles E. Winquist, Mark C. Taylor, and John D. Caputo demonstrate the irreducible roles that religion and theology continue to play. The works of these postmodern theologians are guided by a postmode1~n sensibility such that we are able to value religious tradition within our culture while· acknowledging its limits. This type of thinking also suggests new ways in which theological thinking can be of use in secular discourses. This thesis argues· that the works of postmodern theologians function in different ways to create new space for what might be called 'religion without religion' and 'theology without theology.' This thesis concludes that one can think religiously or theologically without God or metaphysics.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Blair, Matthew, "Without God or metaphysics : exploring possibilities for religious thought in contemporary culture" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 971.