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Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue

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The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies dominates philosophical and intellectual discourse. These arguments often polarize around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives.

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Hardcover, 124 pages
Published February 5th 2010 by Columbia University Press (first published 2010)
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What happens when you have a debate between two devout Catholics who both, more or less, look forward to the dissolution of metaphysics in religious thought? What happens when you have a debate between two men and one of them greatly influenced the other’s system of thought? It would seem, in the case of Christianity, Truth and Weakening Faith—which comprises a series of debates concerning religious thought between Italian philosopher, Gianni Vattimo and French anthropologi
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We do indeed need that kind of coalescence bw philosophy and other disciplines like anthropology. Not only Vattimo but also interestingly enough Girard is incredibly open to discuss what they have in their minds. Brilliant.
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Gianteresio Vattimo, also known as Gianni Vattimo (born January 4, 1936) is an internationally recognized Italian author, philosopher, and politician. Many of his works have been translated into English.

His philosophy can be characterized as postmodern with his emphasis on "pensiero debole" (weak thought). This requires that the foundational certainties of modernity with its emphasis on objective
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