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Radical Orthodoxy?: A Catholic Enquiry (Heythrop Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, Religion, and Theology) (Heythrop Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, ... Philosophy, Religion, and Theology)
Heythrop College is part of the University of London. These essays reflect the debates that have taken place there on the nature of radical orthodoxy and the search for a deeper understanding of truth.
Paperback, 179 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Ashgate Publishing
(first published January 1st 2000)
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This is a helpful contribution to the discussion about Radical Orthodoxy. As a Catholic, I am in agreement with much (but not all) of the critiques presented here by the Catholic authors. James Hanvey's remarks about RO's misunderstanding of Barth are surely correct (see also the work by Kenneth Oakes). I do think that Conor Cunningham's book _Genealogy of Nihilism_ goes a long way to address some of Hanvey's concerns regarding analogy, however--not to mention Betz and Hart's work (two friends ...more
As of late I've been getting into Radical Orthodoxy, so I was looking forward to a good critique of it. Unfortunately, this book did not give me what I was looking for. I thought most the criticisms were rather speculative, and only took on implications of R.O. on a theological, epistemic and ecumenical level. It sort of kept itself to the margins of R.O. and rarely ventured to critique it directly.
The book has essays on Radical Orthodoxy by different people, including John Milbank and Fergus Kerr. I don't like Radical Orthodoxy and maybe that's why I didn't especially like this book - the Catholic essayists seemed to all approve of it.