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A Theology of Compassion: Metaphysics of Difference and the Renewal of Tradition
A Theology of Compassion: Metaphysics of Difference and the Renewal of Tradition Oliver Davies 0802821219 9780802821218 The wholesale rejection of metaphysics today has become the test of the postmodern. In this groundbreaking volume Oliver Davies ar
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A Theology of Compassion: Metaphysics of Difference and the Renewal of Tradition by Oliver Davies

The wholesale rejection of metaphysics today has become the test of the postmodern. In this groundbreaking volume Oliver Davies argues for a renewal of metaphysics, as the language of createdness, based not in a return to outmoded concepts of essence but in a dynamic new understanding of ontology as narrative and performance. This repairing of the Western metaphysical tradition is grounded both in the divine self-naming in Exodus -- which, for the rabbis, identified Gods presence in the world with Gods compassionate acts -- and in the compassionate resistance of Etty Hillesum and Edith Stein to the violence of the Holocaust. Building on a new metaphysics of compassion that is attentive to the histories of the contemporary world, Davies offers a renewed systematic theology of divine speech and relation, focused in Jesus Christ, who, as the triadic Word of God, speaks creatively at the heart of human culture and action and who, as the redeeming Compassion of God, regenerates the world.

Author: Oliver Davies

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 398

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

Publication Date: 2003-03-01

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ISBN: 0802821219


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