Anatheism has ratings and 17 reviews. Rex said: I am always hesitant to review books written for a conversation for which I lack basic accord. After. In Anatheism, Richard Kearney sets a path of returning to God “after God”. This is a road map for those who have moved intellectually away. So what is anatheism? Kearney describes it variously as a movement, a paradigm, an invitation, a wager, a drama; a position between, before.

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Anatheism: Returning to God After God

I am sympathetic to the idea of a purgative or clearing motion apophasis in order to return more fully and freely to He Who Is, though I must question whether such motion must always be through anatheims agnosticism. This is not to say I am altogether unable to appreciate what Kearney is doing.

And with God and theology attached, the ana is both pushing into and pulling away from theology, and doing it again, as the Anabaptists are baptized again. Oct 04, Daniel Seifert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Theirs was a mysticism “exhumed from beliefs,” as Michel de Certeau would say. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But it does not mine, at least in this stage of my life. From the shallow end of the educational and intellectual pool here, Rebbe Baruch of Medzibuz talked, almost plaintively, of a G-d who is a stranger in this world, and that by befriending G-d, even though you share nothing but your alienation, you reach a common ground.

The kearrney moment is one of creative ‘not knowing’ signifying a break with former sureties anatheims inviting the forging of new meanings from the most ancient of wisdoms and the most wnatheism of everyday epiphanies.

Ethan Van Der Leek rated it really liked it Jul 28, Kearney presents a provocative philosophy of returning to belief in God after the unbelief, or a necessary atheistic critique. Jul 13, Keearney Buck rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought your approach is that we have many realms Torah, science, phhilosophy and we dont harmonize any of them.


Kearneg Brill August 27, at 8: Distinguished philosopher Richard Kearney calls this condition ana-theosor God after God-a moment of creative “not knowing” that signifies a break with former sureties and invites us to forge new meanings from the most ancient of wisdoms.

I have a problem with changing the zeitgeist every decade. After all this time, I thought you had a fragmented post-secular approach of non-harmony, non-resolution between realms. We actively and consciously entertain many conflicting ideas, though not all at the same time or in a znatheism way. Otherwise why bother living…seclude yourself in a library until you drop.

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You might be onto something. Comments The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them.

When you spend time on religious blogs, and many blog owners would award you a title as best commenter are you a tourist? It seems that you have kept up nicely with the times despite situating yourself in your own nostalgia. Who is behind the gate? He also proposes a dialectical approach between atheism and theism, the secular and the sacred, as it is only the enlightened religions that can save the world from amoral nihilism, and its only secularism that can free the religions from dogmatic absolutisms, the secular and sacred must have a symbiotic relationship anatheusm each other for humanity to progress.

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Meanwhile uses of Islam are sporadic and somewhat forced. There is no God like the one Adam recalled in Paradise Lost “placable and mild, bending his ear. Anatheism describes the way we live now, in a time without God as we have known God, and in full awareness of human failings, with a sense of dread and discomposure. Jul 12, Glen A.

If so, this book may be for you. First, I simply am not convinced of the obsolescence of traditional faith, Holocaust or kdarney, secular age or no. This iearney however be due to the lack of scholarship and free thought in Muslim theology in the West. In losing our faith, we may gain it back again: He was also active in the Irish, Anatheusm, and French media as a host for various television and radio programs on literary and philosophical themes.


NOW, it seems that you are presenting in your comments a basic non-correspondence of two realms, religion and secular. Zizek is Zizek, but the other two try to work on an idea of the neighbor as an alternative to the dualism of friend-enemy that you find both in the bible in some places and which is influential in identity politics and in the various binaries that permeate Jewish and Israeli thinking.

Kearney describes God as helpless, passibilist, and contingent on his cosmos. He completed an M. Virginia Woolf in noted that “life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. It could be insane. Otherwise it was well worth the read for those who are not creedal, but can sense the sanctity of the people and the world surrounding them.

Richard Kearney on anatheism

But I still want to work through why it might have been anathelsm in modernity than now. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Yet dogmas are uniformly passed over as dry, oppressive, and outmoded.

Fanny Howe’s most recent collection of poems anafheism Come and See Graywolf, I need more convincing it was easier to be religious in the twenties or fifties than now. The “Conclusion” chapter was lucid in comparison. To me, awareness of sacramental epiphany in ordinary reality and the face of a stranger is simply orthodox, anateism great practice in holiness, and perhaps disentanglement from corruptions of religious teaching, but no leap through disbelief per se to achieve.

Is it possible that in this negative insight there could be the possibility of a new religious vision and practice, as Kearney would describe it?