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Author(s): Laurence Paul Hemming
Postmodernity's Transcending: Devaluing God in one way undertakes a history of the concept of the aesthetic sublime; in another it is an exploration of the limits of theological thinking, where theology is understood either as a practice arising from faith or from thinking.
By examining concepts like soul, experience, analogy and truth, the author issues a provocative challenge to much contemporary Christian theology to return to a more serious engagement with philosophy.
Hemming explores the confrontation with God and the gods to be found in Protagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida, often offering innovative readings of these thinkers sharply at odds with accounts to be found elsewhere.
Postmodernity Transcending is a highly ambitious and provocative work, and Hemming demonstrates impressive range and erudition in his analysis of both historical and contemporary figures. Hemming's investigations of temporality and causality in the figures he investigates are particularly insightful.
Laurence Paul Hemming is Dean of Research at Heythrop College, University of London.