By Peter Dula

ISBN-10: 0195395034

ISBN-13: 9780195395037

In fresh many years, theologians and philosophers of faith have engaged in a full of life debate in regards to the prestige and nature of ecclesiology. all through this debate, they've got discovered assets for his or her arguments in strategies of political philosophy, relatively communitarianism and political liberalism. during this groundbreaking research, Peter Dula turns as a substitute to the paintings of thinker Stanley Cavell, reading the ways that Cavell's realizing of companionship contributes to the controversy over church and community.

Since the Nineteen Sixties, Stanley Cavell has been the main category-defying thinker in North the United States, in addition to one of many least understood. Philosophers didn't comprehend what to make of his deep engagement with literature and picture, or, stranger but, together with his openness to theological matters. during this, the 1st English learn of Cavell and theology, Dula locations Cavell in dialog with a few of the philosophers such a lot influential in modern theology: Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum and John Rawls. He then examines Cavell's dating to Christian theology, laying off gentle at the repeated appearances of the determine of Christ in Cavell's writings.

Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology reveals in Cavell's account of skepticism and acknowledgment a transformative source for theological discussions - not only of ecclesiology, yet of sin, salvation and the lifestyles of God.

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