Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion Seminar: The Global Center for Advanced Studies

1010197_264315870410690_259011654_n (1)God, No-God, Non-God, God’s negation of God, Human’s negation of God, God’s negation of humans–Why do we keep repeating this “a/theological” symptom?–a perversion to be sure.  But repetition, as Professor Caputo reminds us via Kierkeggard, only ever repeats its own unrepeatability.  And it is with this perverse-pleasure that John D. Caputo, Thomas Altizer, Clayton Crockett, Peter Rollins & Jeffrey W. Robbins will lead a seminar from the “Death of God” theology, made famous in the 1960s, to our contemporary moment in the wake of Derrida and Zizek’s return to religion and beyond.   You can read the syllabus here:

Here is the schedule:

March 6: “Death of God” theology (guest Thomas Altizer). Required Reading/Viewing.

  1. The New Gospel of Christian Atheism, Thomas Altizer.
  2. Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps:
 March 13: “The Return to Religion” (Derrida/Zizek). Required Reading.
March 20: “The New Materialism”. Required Reading.

  1.  Clayton Crockett & Jeffrey W. Robbins, Religion, Politics & The Earth: The New., Chapters 1, 2 & 3)
March 27: “The Caputo Twist” (John D. Caputo & Peter Rollins). Required Reading:

  1. John D. Caputo, The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps (Chapters 1, 2, 7, 11-12).
  2. Peter Rollins, Insurrection: To Believe is Human to Doubt Divine.

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