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This book explores the relationship between being and time —between ontology and history— in the context of both Christian theology and philosophical inquiry. Each chapter tests the limits of this multifaceted thematic vis-à-vis a wide variety of sources: from patristics (Maximus the Confessor, Gregory of Nyssa) to philosophy (Kant, Kierkegaard, Heidegger) to modern theology (Berdyaev, Ratzinger, Fagerberg, Zizioulas, Yannaras, Loudovikos); from incarnation to eschatology; and from liturgy and ecclesiology to political theology. Among other topics, time and eternity, protology and eschatology, personhood and relation, and ontology and responsibility within history form core areas of inquiry. Between Being and Time facilitates an auspicious dialogue between philosophy and theology and, within the latter, between Catholic and Orthodox thought. It will be of considerable interest to scholars of Christian theology and philosophy of religion.

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ISBN-13: 9781978701809
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Andrew T.J. Kaethler is academic dean and assistant professor of theology at Catholic Pacific College.

Sotiris Mitralexis is assistant professor of philosophy at the City University of Istanbul and visiting research fellow at the University of Winchester.

Table of Contents

Part I. Rethinking Ontology within History

1. Ontology versus Fideism: Christianity’s Accountability to History and Society

Haralambos Ventis

2. Ontology, History and Relation (schesis): Gregory of Nyssa's Epektasis

Giulio Maspero

3. Syn-odical Ontology: Maximus the Confessor’s Proposition for Ontology within History and in the Eschaton

Dionysios Skliris

4. The Liturgy behind Liturgies: The Church’s Metaphysical Form

David W. Fagerberg

5. The Kantian “Two-images” Problem, Its Lesson for Christian Eschatology, and the Path of Maximian Analogy

Demetrios Harper

Part II. Beyond Being and Time: Eschatological Hermeneutics

6. Zizioulas and Heidegger: “Eschatological Ontology” and Hermeneutics

Matthew Baker

7. What Does “Rising from the Dead” Mean? A Hermeneutics of Resurrection

Maxim Vasiljević

8. Ecstatic or Reciprocal Meaningfulness?: Orthodox Eschatology between Theology, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis

Nikolaos Loudovikos

Part III. Personhood Between Ontology and History

9. The Ontology of the Person – An Outline

Christos Yannaras

10. Berdyaev’s Solution to History: Redeeming Persons in Historical Love

Daniel S. Robinson

11. Joseph Ratzinger’s Imago Dei Anthropology in the Reconciliation of Ontology and Salvation History

Isabel C. Troconis Iribarren

12. Praying and Presence: Kierkegaard on Despair and the Prolepsis of the Self

Chris Doude Van Trosstwijk

Part IV. Politics Between Being and Time

13. Mapping the Theo-political: Metaphysical Prolegomenon for Political Theology

Jared Schumacher

14. The Eucharist Makes the Church Repent: Eucharistic Ecclesiology and Political Theology Daniel Wright

15. How Realistic Are Christian Politics? A Case for Eschatological Realism

Logan M. Isaac

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