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Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas
What, at this historical moment "after Auschwitz," still remains of the questions traditionally asked by theology? What now is theology's minimal degree? This magisterial study, the first extended comparison of the writings of Theodor W. Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas, explores remnants and echoes of religious forms in these thinkers' critiques of secular reason, finding in t ...more
Hardcover, 760 pages
Published January 21st 2005 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published December 1st 2004)
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Much like its size, this book has a huge task to perform: critiquing secular reason in the thoughts of Theodor Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas. That the author deft ly does that is another credit to his immense scholarship. The preface to the translation, which is also a revised edition, distanced from its German original by more than fifteen years, updates the reader with the huge corpus of literature of both the thinkers published since. The author places this book as the last of a trilogy of whic ...more