On hope: Critical rereadings
Horner, Robyn. (2010). On hope: Critical rereadings. Australian Ejournal of Theology. 15, pp. 1 - 32.
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.
|Journal||Australian Ejournal of Theology|
|Journal citation||15, pp. 1 - 32|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||1 - 32|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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