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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Richard Kearney, Anatheism: Returning to God after God.

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.

No big traumas, though many times temporary discomfort. Mar 12, Sam added it Shelves: Any thoughts about applying anatheism to the post-secualrism all around us?

You are commenting using your WordPress. To me, the idea of God “after” God is simply Fiction “after” Fiction. It dislikes authority and doesn’t mind being unnoticed.

Virginia Woolf in noted that “life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. Moreover this book gives me a sense of hope, a vision of the dynamic wager of embracing or excluding the Other, God as stranger, and the power of a reclamation, rather than abandonment, of religious belief. It is possible that, after the arduous reading of the rest of the kexrney, this chapter, which is more comprehensible, was a relief and so, perhaps, I am giving that chapter more credit than it is worth.


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Who is behind the gate? I do indeed feel non- integrated worlds are not to be pushed away or covered up, but accepted. Jun 26, John rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. While in Amatheism, that is likely to be once a day at best. Jul 12, Glen A. This site uses cookies.

Richard Kearney on anatheism

Some buy condos in both worlds, other live in one and travel occasionally to the other etc. While official theologies and the popular religious imagination typically emphasize stories of creation, salvation, miracles, power, or final judgment as inaugural solicitations of faith, Kearney takes up the neglected figure of the Stranger.

I would have liked to see this discussed. In losing our faith, we may gain it back again: I have a problem with changing the zeitgeist every decade. More quotes and such on Disruptive Dissertation. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Theirs was a mysticism “exhumed from beliefs,” as Michel de Certeau would say. Hardcoverpages. 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. Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 09, Ken and Julia Reinhard have an interesting essay on Shabbus I think in Diacritics as creating a space within our world that enables us to etc. Atheism is a big part of it, An atheism, immanent in every step or stop in faith, while the body walks on.


Anatheism takes form after religious faith is understood to be lost-fully and completely.

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Otherwise why bother living…seclude yourself in a library until you drop. Reading over your comments it seems like a specific self presentation of being a tourist. Situated at the split between naatheism and atheism, we now have the opportunity to respond in qnatheism, freer ways to things we cannot fathom or prove.

Feb 20, Marissa Dry rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Maybe this is it. Below are some excerpts. This is not to say I am altogether unable to appreciate what Kearney is doing.

Since you dissolve the theology-sociology distinction, well it had clear reasons for no longer existing and people not wanting to follow your approach.

In that anathrism, this book is a tough one to comment on.