Religion, Metaphysics, and the Postmodern: William Desmond and John D. Caputo Christopher Ben Simpson (Indiana University Press, 2009). 21. This books publish date is May 25, 2001 and it has a suggested retail price of $28.95. The radical theology of the distinguished visionary thinker John Caputo is a great breath of fresh air in our claustrophobic and catastrophic time. Paulo Cesar Duque-Estrada in, “We Are Not God: A Response to Stanley Fish, ‘On Relativism',”. He goes to the deep roots--the inner disturbance and generative inflection--of our existential crisis and political lockjaw. • “Gadamer and the Postmodern Mind,” in The Gadamerian Mind, ed. Caputo treats "sacred" texts as a poetics of the human condition, or as a "theo … James H. Olthuis (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), pp. In, "Reason, History and a Little Madness: Towards a Hermeneutics of the Kingdom," Proceedings of the, "Sorge and kardia: The Hermeneutics of Factical Life and the Categories of the Heart,", "The Good News About Alterity: Derrida and Theology,", "Heidegger, Kierkegaard and the Foundering of Metaphysics,", "In Search of the Quasi-Transcendental: The Case of Derrida and Rorty,", "On Not Knowing Who We Are: Foucault and the Night of Truth," in, "Meister Eckhart and the Later Heidegger: the Mystical Element in Heidegger’s Thought,” in, "The Poetics of Suffering and the Deconstruction of Ethics,", "How to Avoid Speaking of God: The Violence of Natural Theology," in, "The Difficulty of Life: A Response to Ronald McKinney,", "Heidegger's Scandal: Thinking and the Essence of the Victim," in, "Hyperbolic Justice: Deconstruction, Myth and Politics,", "Deconstructing Institutions: A Reply to Dauenhauer,", "Heidegger's Kampf: The Difficulty of Life,", "Incarnation and Essentialism: A Reading of Heidegger,", "Deconstructing the Rahnerian Bridge: Heidegger and Aquinas,", "Hermeneutics and Faith: A Reply to Prof. Olthuis,", "Radical Hermeneutics and Religious Truth: The Case of Sheehan and Schillebeeckx," in. "Bodies Still Unrisen, Events Still Unsaid," Angelaki: "The Hyperbolization of Phenomenology: Two Possibilities for Religion in Recent Continental Philosophy,", "The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event" in. Caputo has a special interest in continental approaches to the philosophy of religion. Caputo treats "sacred" texts as a poetics of the human condition, or as a "theo-poetics," a poetics of the event harbored in the name of God. He is author of Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project; Against Ethics: Contributions to a Poetics of Obligation with Constant Reference to Deconstruction; and Demythologizing Heidegger. John David Caputo (born October 26, 1940) is an American philosopher who is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. At Soularize (October 18-20 in San Diago) I will get to meet and share the stage with John Caputo at our Homebrewed Christianity live 3-D event. James Olthuis (London and New York: Routledge, 2001). Prof. Caputo joined the department in Fall, 2004 after retiring from Villanova University where he taught from 1968 to 2004. BBC, World Report, May, 2001, "Is Star Wars a Religion? American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly , 64 (May, 1995), Guest Editor, "Heidegger Issue." "Messianic Postmodernism," Philosophy of Religion in the 21st Century, eds. Religion With/out Religion: The Prayers and Tears of John D. Caputo ed. Artur Boederl, in, “Derrida and Marion: Two Husserlian Revolutions,” in, “Without Sovereignty, Without Being: Unconditionality, the Coming God and Derrida's Democracy to Come,”, “More Rogues Than You Think: Derrida on the Cruel Logic of Sovereignty,”, “On Not Knowing Who We Are: Madness, Hermeneutics and the Night of Truth in Foucault,” in, “After Jacques Derrida Comes the Future,”, "Tears Beyond Being: Derrida's Experience of Prayer,", “Confessions of a Postmodern Catholic: From St. Thomas to Derrida,” eds. Mapping out his summative theological position, he identifies with Martin Luther to take on notions of the hidden god, the theology of the cross, confessional theology, and natural theology. It was published by Routledge and has a total of 147 pages in the book. Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the nihilism of grace, Hoping against Hope calls believers and nonbelievers alike to par John D. Caputo has a long career as one of the … The Very Idea of Radical Hermeneutics ed. John D. Caputo is David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. The final conference, “The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion,” was held April 7-9, 2011. Professor Caputo specializes in continental philosophy of religion, working on approaches to religion and theology in the light of contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction, and also the presence in continental philosophy of radical religious and theological motifs. In tackling “radical theology,” John D. Caputo has in mind the deeper stream that courses its way through various historical and confessional theologies, upon which these theologies draw even while it disturbs them from within. The mark of really loving someone or something is unconditionality and excess, engagement and commitment, fire and passion.” ― John D. Caputo, On … John David Caputo (born October 26, 1940) is an American philosopher who is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. Recently, his most important work has been to rebut the charges of relativism made against deconstruction by showing that deconstruction is organized around the affirmation of certain unconditional ethical and political claims. He is currently working in a book on our frail and mortal flesh, probably to be entitled The Fate of All Flesh: A Theology of the Event, II. Some of the ideas Caputo investigates in his work include the "religion without religion" of Jacques Derrida; the "theological turn" taken in recent French phenomenology by Jean-Luc Marion and others; the critique of ontotheology; the dialogue of contemporary philosophy with Augustine of Hippo and Paul of Tarsus; and medieval metaphysics and mysticism. “Jad oddzielic strone lew (niewlasciwa) od prawej (wlasciwej),” trans. I deeply admired the brilliant adaptation of Aristotle made by Thomas Aquinas, and I readily embraced Heidegger’s phe-nomenology, which had clearly been touched by the robust realism of Aristotle. John D. Caputo is a hybrid philosopher/theologian intent on producing impure thoughts, thoughts which circulate between philosophy and theology, short-circuits which deny fixed and rigorous boundaries between philosophy and theology. Caputo is a major figure associated with postmodern Christianity and continental philosophy of religion, as well as the founder of the theological movement known as weak theology. Largely influenced by the deconstructionist work of Jacques Derrida, Caputo is as a major figure in post-modern Christianity who has developed a theory of interpretation referred to as "radical hermeneutics" and the distinctive approach to religion known as "weak theology." Over the years, he has developed a deconstructive hermeneutics that he calls radical hermeneutics, which is highly influenced by the thought of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. 1974), 479-94 and xxiii, 1 (January, 1975), 61-80. Artur Przybystawki, “Die diff é rance und die Sprache des Gebets,” trans. Questions such as, Is the very idea of a “church-related … I have been editing both the Merold Westphal interview where Tripp asks about Wesphal’s good friend & sparring partner John Caputo as well as the Kevin Corcoran ( … ", Australian National Radio, "The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida.". The title of this book is On Religion (Thinking in Action) and it was written by John Caputo, John D Caputo. James Olthius (Routledge, 2002). The author of such books as Radical Hermeneutics , The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida , and The Weakness of God , Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic … Ed. He conducts a series of biennial conferences on these themes: April, 2005, "St. Paul Among the Philosophers" (now available from Indiana University Press); April, 2007: "Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion" (in press with Indiana University Press); April, 2009: "The Politics of Love" (in preparation. ", "In Defense of St. : The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church, What Would Jesus Deconstruct? Dr. John Caputo: Thank you very much, Luke. The Folly of God: A Theology of the Unconditional, The Folly of God: A Theology of the Unconditional, by John D. Caputo, Polebridge Press (November 17, 2015), 148pp., ISBN-13: 978-1598151718, Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim, Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim, by John D. Caputo, Fortress Press (October 1, 2015), 224pp., ISBN-13: 978-1451499155, Truth: Philosophy in Transit, by John D. Caputo, Penguin Global (August 20, 2014), 283pp., ISBN-13: 978-1846146008, Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, edited by Linda Alcoff and John Caputo, Indiana University Press (May 19, 2011), 208pp., ISBN-13: 978-0253223043, St. Paul among the Philosophers, edited by John D. Caputo and Linda Alcoff, Indiana University Press (July 6, 2009), 208pp., ISBN-13: 978-0253220837, What Would Jesus Deconstruct? "Postmodernism and the Desire for God: An Email Conversation with Edith Wyschogrod. He was appointed the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University in 1993. John D. Caputo was born to an Italian-American Catholic family in Philadelphia in October of 1940. John D. Caputo I grew up in a culturally Catholic world and was steeped in Greek philosophy and the Catholic middle ages. Title: Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida: Religion Without Religion By: John D. Caputo Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 416 Vendor: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 1997 Dimensions: 9.26 X 6.14 X 1.01 (inches) Weight: 1 pound 6 ounces ISBN: 253211123 ISBN-13: 9780253211125 Series: Indiana Series in the … 90-113 ( 2020 ) This includes a series of studies of my work, my responses, and a interview conducted by Mark Dooley with Jacques Derrida about my interpretation of the religious element in Derrida's work. He is active in the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy and he chairs the board of editors for the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. : An Interview with John D. Caputo," with Keith Putt, in. Levinas und der junge Heidegger über Philosophie und Glauben," in, "Instants, Secrets, Singularities: Dealing Death in Kierkegaard and Derrida," in, "Dark Hearts: Heidegger, Richardson, and Evil," in, "Infestations: The Religion of the Death of God and Scott's Ascetic Ideal," Research in, "Bedevilling the Tradition: Deconstruction and Catholicism." “Loosening Philosophy's Tongue: A Conversation with Jack Caputo,” with Carl Raschke, "Richard Kearney's Enthusiasm: A Philosophical Exploration of The God Who May Be,", “The Time of Giving, the Time of Forgiving,” in, “Hoping in Hope, Hoping against Hope: A Response,” in, “What Do I Love When I Love My God? John D. Caputo is a hybrid philosopher/theologian intent on producing impure thoughts, thoughts which circulate between philosophy and theology, short-circuits which deny fixed and rigorous boundaries between philosophy and theology. Elsewhere: A Response to a Symposium on, “Avant la création: le souvenir de dieu de Derrida,” trans. Additionally, Caputo has developed a distinctive approach to religion that he calls weak theology. For a study of Heidegger and Eckhart see my " Meister Eckhart and the Later Heidegger" in two parts in The Journal of the History of Philosophy XII, 4 (October. "Derrida and the Study of Religion: (with Charles Winquist), "Towards an American Pragrammatology: A Response to Prof. Sallis,", "Mysticism and Transgression: Derrida and Meister Eckhart,", "Gadamer's Closet Essentialism: A Derridean Critique," in, "Presidential Address: "Radical Hermeneutics and the Human Condition," Proceedings of the, "Demythologizing Heidegger: Aletheia and the History of Being,", "Beyond Aestheticism: Derrida's Responsible Anarchy,", "From the Deconstruction of Hermeneutics to the Hermeneutics of Deconstruction," in, "Being and the Mystery of the Person," in, "Modernity and the End of Philosophy in Being and Time," in, "The Economy of Signs in Husserl and Derrida: From Uselessness to Full Employment," in, "Telling Left from Right: Hermeneutics, Deconstruction, and the Work of Art,", "Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project,", "Cold Hermeneutics: Heidegger and Derrida,", "A Phenomenology of Moral Sensibility," in, "Three Transgressions: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida,", "From the Primordiality of Absence to the Absence of Primordiality," in, "'Supposing Truth to be a Woman...': Heidegger, Nietzsche, Derrida," Tulane Studies in, "Prudential Insight and Moral Reasoning," Proceedings of the, "Husserl, Heidegger, and the Question of a Hermeneutic Phenomenology,", "Kant's Ethics in Phenomenological Perspective," in, "The Thought of Being and the Conversation of Mankind: The Case of Heidegger and Rorty,", "Heidegger's God and the Lord of History,", "Metaphysics, Finitude and Kant's Illusion of Practical Reason," Proceedings of the, "Poverty of Thought: Heidegger and Eckhart," in, "Heidegger's Dif-ference and the ens / esse Distinction in Aquinas,", "The Presence of Others: A Phenomenology of the Person," Proceedings of, "Transcendence and the Transcendental in Husserl's Phenomenology,", "Fundamental Themes in Eckhart's Mysticism,", "The Question of Being and Transcendental Phenomenology: Husserl and Heidegger,", "The Problem of Being in Heidegger and Aquinas,", "The Principle of Sufficient Reason: A Heideggerian Self-Criticism,", "The Nothingness of the Intellect in Eckhart's Parisian Questions,", "Meister Eckhart and the Later Heidegger, Part I,", "Kant's Refutation of the Ontological Argument,", "Phenomenology, Mysticism and the Grammatica Speculativa,", "The Rose in Without Why: The Later Heidegger,", On Religion, eds. Caputo received his BA in 1962 from La Salle University, his MA in 1964 from Villanova University, and his PhD in philosophy in 1968 from Bryn Mawr College. He has special interests in the "religion without religion" of Jacques Derrida; the "theological turn" taken in recent French phenomenology (Jean-Luc Marion and others); the critique of onto-theology; the question of post-modernism as "post-secularism;" the dialogue of contemporary philosophy with St. Augustine; the recent interest shown by philosophers in St. Paul; the link between Kierkegaard and deconstruction; Heidegger's early theological writings on Paul and Augustine; "secular" and "death of God" theology (Altizer, Vattimo, Zizek); medieval metaphysics and mysticism. Caputo was the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, where he taught in both the departments of philosophy and religion from 2004 until his retirement in 2011. "Before Creation: Derrida's Memory of God," Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 39:3 (September, 2006): 91-102. The inaugural event in this series, which took place on Tuesday, November 12, featured philosopher and theologian John D. Caputo, Ph.D. In the past, Caputo has taught courses on Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida. Meaning, Concreteness, and Subjectivity: American Phenomenology and Catholic Philosophy at Boston College Patrick Byrne. Philosophers and theologians associated with, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, "For Love of the Things Themselves: Derrida’s Hyper-Realism", "Without Sovereignty, Without Being: Unconditionality, the Coming God and Derrida's Democracy to Come", After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 2, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_D._Caputo&oldid=977536197, Articles with short description added by PearBOT 5, BLP articles lacking sources from January 2008, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 September 2020, at 12:16. He has also addressed wider-than-academic audiences in On Religion and What Would Jesus Deconstruct? Caputo is a specialist in contemporary continental philosophy, with a particular expertise in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Recently, three books have appeared about his work: Cross and Khora: Deconstruction and Christianity in the Work of John D. Caputo, Eds. John D. Caputo. "Theopoetic/Theopolitic" (with Catherine Keller), "From Radical Hermeneuticss to the Weakness of God: An Interview with John D. Caputo, Conducted by Mark Dooley,", "On Being Clear about Faith: A Response to Stephen Williams,", "Without Sovereignty, Without Being: Unconditionally, the Coming God and Derrida's Democracy to Come," in, "Atheism, A/theology and the Postmodern Condition," in, "Beyond Sovereignty: Many Nations Under the Weakness of God,". "From Radical Hermeneutics to the Weakness of God: John D. Caputo in Dialogue with Mark Dooley," ed. John D. Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America. Prof. Caputo has spearheaded a notion he calls “weak theology,” by which he means a “poetics” of the “event” that is harbored in the name (of) God, or that “insists” in the name (of) “God,” a notion that depends upon a reworking of the notions of event in Derrida to theological ends. Jean Greisch, in, "No Tear Shall Be Lost: The History of Prayers and Tears,", “Olthuis’s Risk: A Heretical Tribute,” in, “Good Will and the Hermeneutics of Friendship: Gadamer, Derrida and Madison,”, “Love Among the Deconstuctibles: A Response to Prof. Lambert,”, “Either/Or, Undecidability, and Two Concepts of Irony: Kierkegaard and Derrida,” in, “Apostles of the Impossible: God and the Gift in Derrida and Marion,”. : An Interview with John D. Caputo,” in, “The Poetics of the Impossible and the Kingdom of God,” in, “The Absence of Monica: Heidegger, Derrida, and Augustine's, “Introduction: Who Comes After the God of Metaphysics?” in, “What do I Love When I Love my God: Deconstruction and Radical Orthodoxy,” in, “Philosophy and Prophetic Postmodernism: Toward a Catholic Postmodernity,”, "People of God, People of Being: The Theological Presuppositions of Heidegger's Path of Thought," in, "For Love of the Things Themselves: Derrida's Hyper-Realism,", "Otherwise than Ethics, Or Why We Too are Sill Impious," in, "Adieu sans Dieu: Derrida and Levinas," in, "Metanoetics: Elements of a Postmodern Christian Philosophy,", "Postmodernism, Postsecularism, and the New World Disorder," in, "Who is Derrida's Zarathustra: Of Friendship, Fraternity and a Democracy to Come,", "Toward a Postmodern Theology of the Cross: Heidegger, Augustine, Derrida," in, "Apostles of the Impossible: Derrida and Marion," in, "On Mystics, Magi, and Deconstructionists," in, "Commentary on Ken Schmitz: "Postmodernism and the Catholic Tradition,", "Heidegger's Revolution: An Introduction to the Introduction to Metaphysics," in, "Reason, History and a Little Madness: Towards an Ethics of the Kingdom," in.