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  • On Religionby John D Caputo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    John D. Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book. Compelling questions come up along the way: 'What do I love when I love my God?' and 'What can Star Wars tell us about the contemporary use of religion?' (are we always trying to find a way of saying 'God be with you'?) Why is religion for many a source of... more...

  • The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derridaby John D. Caputo

    Indiana University Press 1997; US$ 25.99

    Caputo’s book is riveting.... A singular achievement of stylistic brio and impeccable scholarship, it breaks new ground in making a powerful case for treating Derrida as homo religiosis.... There can be no mistaking the importance of Caputo's work." —Edith Wyschogrod No one interested in Derrida, in Caputo, or in the larger question of postmodernism... more...

  • Truthby John D Caputo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    In the first in a new series of easily digestible, commute-lengthbooks of original philosophy, renowned thinker John D. Caputo explores the many notions of 'truth', and what it really means Riding to work in the morning has has become commonplace. We ride everywhere. Physicians and public health officials plead with us to get out and walk, to get... more...

  • The Insistence of Godby John D. Caputo

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Insistence of God presents the provocative idea that God does not exist, God insists, while God’s existence is a human responsibility, which may or may not happen. For John D. Caputo, God’s existence is haunted by "perhaps," which does not signify indecisiveness but an openness to risk, to the unforeseeable. Perhaps constitutes a theology of what... more...

  • The Weakness of Godby John D. Caputo

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    Applying an ever more radical hermeneutics (including Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, Derridian deconstruction, and feminism), John D. Caputo breaks down the name of God in this irrepressible book. Instead of looking at God as merely a name, Caputo views it as an event, or what the name conjures or promises in the future. For Caputo, the... more...

  • How To Read Kierkegaardby John D. Caputo

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    Soren Kierkegaard is one of the prophets of the contemporary age, a man whose acute observations on life in nineteenth-century Copenhagen might have been written yesterday, whose work anticipated fundamental developments in psychoanalysis, philosophy, theology and the critique of mass culture by over a century. John Caputo offers a compelling account... more...

  • Hoping Against Hopeby John D. Caputo

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    John D. Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America. Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in 1950s Philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of God. Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the “nihilism of grace,” Hoping against Hope calls believers... more...

  • Hermeneuticsby John D Caputo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 12.68

    Is anything ever not an interpretation? Does interpretation go all the way down? Is there such a thing as a pure fact that is interpretation-free? If not, how are we supposed to know what to think and do? These tantalizing questions are tackled by renowned American thinker John D Caputo in this wide-reaching exploration of what the traditional... more...

  • Augustine and Postmodernismby John D. Caputo; Michael J. Scanlon

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    At the heart of the current surge of interest in religion among contemporary Continental philosophers stands Augustine's Confessions. With Derrida's Circumfession constantly in the background, this volume takes up the provocative readings of Augustine by Heidegger, Lyotard, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Derrida... more...

  • Transcendence and Beyondby John D. Caputo; Michael J. Scanlon

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 21.20

    Transcendence and Beyond poses the classical questions of transcendence in a postmodern setting. Do we need a transcendence that is ever more beyond or should we put transcendence behind us altogether? Is it the case that, when seen in a postmodern light, transcendence must be itself transcended? In... more...