On hope: Critical rereadings

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Horner, Robyn 2010. On hope: Critical rereadings. Australian Ejournal of Theology. 15, pp. 1 - 32.
AuthorsHorner, Robyn
Abstract

Some recent discussions of Christian hope refer to the difficulties posed for a theology of hope in view of aspects of contemporary thought. Of particular interest here are those discussions that include reference to the thinking of Jacques Derrida, and the way in which in his work he makes use of a messianic structure yet seems to exclude the possibility of any realised messianic hope.1 While there are aspects of Derridas thought that pose challenges for Christianity, a dialogue with Derrida and others can also help to open up theology to its own best possibilities. In what follows I propose to pursue such a dialogue, especially in the light of specific issues raised by James K. A. Smith.

Year2010
JournalAustralian Ejournal of Theology
Journal citation15, pp. 1 - 32
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
ISSN1448-6326
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