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The Call and the Response
In the aptly titled The Call and the Response, renowned philosopher and theologian Jean-Louis Chrtien revisits a favorite theme: how human life is shaped by the experience of call and response, explored using art as a context. For Chrtien, art is about acts in response to what the artist sees or hears and how these acts provoke responses from viewers. Deeply spiritual and ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Fordham University Press
(first published February 13th 2004)
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While I enjoyed reading Chrétien’s The Call and the Response (in large part because I found his prose easier to penetrate than the phenomenological idiom of Merleau-Ponty and Henry, the other two theological phenomenologists I've read), I’m not sure The Call and the Response is as theologically fruitful as Incarnation: Une Philosophie De La Chair (or even The Visible and the Invisible). Indeed, the two places that had the most theological potential Chrétien failed to develop or sustain in a ...more