Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith

A Dialogue

; Rene Girard ; Pierpaolo Antonello (Redaktør) ; William McCuaig (Oversetter)

Two of the most brilliant minds of our time, Gianni Vattimo, the foremost representative of postmodernity, and Rene Girard, the famed French anthropologist, engage in an enthralling discussion on the cultural significance of Christianity. Les mer
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Two of the most brilliant minds of our time, Gianni Vattimo, the foremost representative of postmodernity, and Rene Girard, the famed French anthropologist, engage in an enthralling discussion on the cultural significance of Christianity. Both agree that Christianity's originality lies in its unheard-of repudiation of violence in the name of caritas, yet the Nietzschean in Vattimo draws relativistic consequences whereas Girard does not. Vattimo sees in this caritas the dissolution of every strong truth claim, while Girard stresses that this caritas remains a vital veritas for our time. For Girard there are truths, not only interpretations. -- Jean Grondin, Universite de Montreal, and author of Introduction to Metaphysics

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Note on the Text Introduction, by Pierpaolo Antonello 1. Christianity and Modernity, by Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard 2. Faith and Relativism, by Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard 3. Hermeneutics, Authority, Tradition, by Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard 4. Heidegger and Girard: Kenosis and the End of Metaphysics, by Gianni Vattimo 5. Not Just Interpretations, There Are Facts, Too, by Rene Girard Notes Bibliography

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Gianni Vattimo is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Turin and a member of the European Parliament. His books with Columbia University Press are Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue (with Rene Girard), Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography, Art's Claim to Truth, After the Death of God, Dialogue with Nietzsche, The Future of Religion (with Richard Rorty), Nihilism and Emancipation: Ethics, Politics, and the Law, and After Christianity. Rene Girard held the position of Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature, and Civilization at Stanford University until his retirement in 1995. He is the cofounder of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, which meets annually to discuss issues in mimetic theory, scapegoating, violence, and religion, and his books include Violence and the Sacred, Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, and A Theatre of Envy. In 2005, Girard was elected to L'Academie francaise, the highest tribute for a French intellectual. Pierpaolo Antonello is senior university lecturer in Italian at St. John's College, Cambridge University William McCuaig is most recently the translator of Vattimo's Not Being God.