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by Guy Collins
In Faithful Doubt Guy Collins explores the role of doubt within theology and philosophy. Focusing on three philosophers--Giorgio Agamben, Jacques Derrida, and Slavoj i ek--Faithful Doubt argues that atheism can be redeeming. Far from being inhospitable to faith, doubt is increasingly necessary for theology. As well as introducing the thought of contemporary philosophers, ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 9th 2014 by Cascade Books
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A good study of the dialectic of doubt and faith, both of which are contrasted with certainty. Both religious fundamentalists and atheistic fundamentalists are taken to task for clinging to certainty at the expense of reality. Most of the book consists of dialogues with supposedly atheistic post-modern thinkers such as Derrida, Zizek and Agamben. The thing is, thinkers such as these are so uncertain about their atheism that they often come across as believers. Collins' discussion of these ...more