Religion, Metaphysics, and the Postmodern

Religion, Metaphysics, and the Postmodern

William Desmond and John D. Caputo
Christopher Ben Simpson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/11/2009
ISBN: 978-0-253-00403-1
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William Desmond’s original and creative work in metaphysics is attracting more and more attention from philosophers of religion. Putting Desmond in conversation with John D. Caputo, an important philosopher of religion from the Continental tradition, Christopher Ben Simpson casts new light on Desmond’s complex, multifaceted, and nuanced thought. The comparative approach allows Simpson to get at the core of recent debates in the philosophy of religion. He develops a rich understanding of how ethics and religion are informed by metaphysics, and contrasts this approach to the decidedly anti-metaphysical stance in Continental philosophy. Religion, Metaphysics, and the Postmodern presents a systematic analysis of Desmond's thought as it advances work on Caputo’s thinking and on the philosophy of religion.

Author Bio

Christopher Ben Simpson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lincoln Christian University. He is author of Caputo: A Very Critical Introduction.


"Simpson sets Desmond's thought in the context of Caputo's thought, mak[ing] the contribution all the more important." —Bruce Ellis Benson, Wheaton College

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1. Caputo
2. Metaphysics
3. Ethics
4. God and Religion
Conclusion: Divine Hyperbolics, Two Visions, Four Errors
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