New PDF release: Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology (AAR

By Peter Dula

In contemporary many years, theologians and philosophers of faith have engaged in a lively debate in regards to the prestige and nature of ecclesiology. all through this debate, they've got discovered assets for his or her arguments in techniques of political philosophy, relatively communitarianism and political liberalism. during this groundbreaking learn, Peter Dula turns as a substitute to the paintings of thinker Stanley Cavell, reading the ways that Cavell's figuring out of companionship contributes to the talk over church and community.

Since the Sixties, Stanley Cavell has been the main category-defying thinker in North the United States, in addition to one of many least understood. Philosophers didn't understand what to make of his deep engagement with literature and movie, or, stranger but, together with his openness to theological matters. during this, the 1st English research of Cavell and theology, Dula locations Cavell in dialog with a few of the philosophers such a lot influential in modern theology: Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum and John Rawls. He then examines Cavell's courting to Christian theology, laying off gentle at the repeated appearances of the determine of Christ in Cavell's writings.

Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology reveals in Cavell's account of skepticism and acknowledgment a transformative source for theological discussions - not only of ecclesiology, yet of sin, salvation and the lifestyles of God.

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