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Caputo, John D.

Works: 140 works in 556 publications in 9 languages and 36,530 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Classifications: B809.6, 194
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Deconstruction in a nutshell : a conversation with Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida( )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to questions put to him at a Roundtable held at Villanova University in 1994, Jacques Derrida leads the reader through an illuminating discussion of the central themes of deconstruction. Speaking in English and extemporaneously, Derrida takes up with clarity and eloquence such topics as the task of philosophy, the Greeks, justice, responsibility, the gift, community, the distinction between the messianic and the concrete messianisms, and his interpretation of James Joyce. Derrida convincingly refutes the charges of relativism and nihilism that are often leveled at deconstruction by its critics, and sets forth the profoundly affirmative ethico-political thrust of this work
God, the gift, and postmodernism( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the conference "Religion and Postmodernism" held at Villanova University, on September 25-27, 1997
The prayers and tears of Jacques Derrida : religion without religion by John D Caputo( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical hermeneutics : repetition, deconstruction, and the hermeneutic project by John D Caputo( )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For John D. Caputo, hermeneutics means radical thinking without transcendental justification: attending to the ruptures and irregularities in existence before the metaphysics of presence has a chance to smooth them over. --From publisher's description
Against ethics : contributions to a poetics of obligation with constant reference to deconstruction by John D Caputo( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John D. Caputo undertakes a passionate, poetic, and satiric search for the basis of an ethics in the postmodern situation. Caputo defends the notion of obligation without ethics, of responsibility without the support of ethical foundations
Demythologizing Heidegger by John D Caputo( )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Paul among the philosophers by John D Caputo( )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul's thought explored by contemporary philosophers
Questioning God( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques Derrida and an international group of scholars of religion explore postmodern thinking about God and consider the nature of forgiveness in relation to the paradoxes of the gift. Among the themes addressed by contributors are the possibilities of imagining God as unthinkable, imagining God as non-patriarchal, imagining a return to Augustine, and imagining an age in which praise is far more important than narrative. Questioning God moves readers beyond the parameters of metaphysical reason and modernist rationality as it attempts to think the questions of God and forgiveness in a postmodernist context"--Pub. info
Augustine and postmodernism : confessions and circumfession by John D Caputo( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 himself presides over and comments on essays by major Continental philosophers and internationally recognized Augustine scholars. While studies on and about Augustine as a philosopher abound, none approach his work from such a uniquely postmodern point of view, showing both the continuing relevance of Augustine and the religious resonances within postmodernism. Posed at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and religious studies, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of Augustine as well as those interested in the invigorating discussion between philosophy, religion, and postmodernism
Feminism, sexuality, and the return of religion by John D Caputo( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist theory and reflections on sexuality and gender rarely make contact with contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Where they all come together, creative and transformative thinking occurs. In Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, internationally recognized scholars tackle complicated questions provoked by the often stormy intersection of these powerful forces. The essays in this book break down barriers as they extend the richness of each philosophical tradition. They discuss topics such as queer sexuality and religion, feminism and the gift, feminism and religious reform, and religion and diversity. The contributors are Hélène Cixous, Sarah Coakley, Kelly Brown Douglas, Mark D. Jordan, Catherine Keller, Saba Mahmood, and Gianni Vattimo
Transcendence and beyond : a postmodern inquiry by John D Caputo( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 this thought-provoking volume, Jean-Luc Marion, Gianni Vattimo, and a distinguished group of international philosophers and theologians interrogate transcendence for today's philosophy of religion. The essays gathered here examine notions of transcendence to assess its relevance and meaning in a postmodern context as well as to determine how it might be usefully refitted. Various subthemes, such as creation, love, religious language, the question of the impossible and that of becoming, emerge with a new definition of transcendence. Poised at the intersection of philosophy and religion, these reflections provide a benchmark for renewed consideration of this classic philosophical and religious theme
On religion by John D Caputo( )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John D. Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book. Compelling questions such as What do I love when I love my God? come up along the way, as he examines religion in popular culture, and fundamentalism
The weakness of God : a theology of the event by John D Caputo( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 event exposes God as weak, unstable, and barely functional. While this view of God flies in the face of most religions and philosophies, it also puts up a serious challenge to fundamental tenets of theology and ontology. Along the way, Caputo's read
The mystical element in Heidegger's thought by John D Caputo( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insistence of god : a theology of perhaps by John D Caputo( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 is to come and what we cannot see coming. Responding to current critics of continental philosophy, Caputo explores the materiality of perhaps and the promise of the world. He ..." --Publisher description
Modernity and its discontents by John D Caputo( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he not only shares with Caputo and Marsh a long formation in both continental philosophy and the Christian faith, but he is deeply sympathetic to both critical modernism and postmodernism. Caputo finds him to be almost as hopeless a rationalist as Marsh, while Marsh finds him to flirt almost as shamelessly with irrationality as Caputo. Westphal seeks to argue, not for a synthesis of the two perspectives, but for a willingness to live in the tension between the two
After the death of God by John D Caputo( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Romanian and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been assumed that the more modern we become, the lessreligious we will be. Yet a recent resurrection in faith has challenged thecertainty of this belief. In these original essays and interviews, leadinghermeneutical philosophers and postmodern theorists John D. Caputo and GianniVattimo engage with each other's past and present work on the subject and reflect onour transition from secularism to postsecularism. As two of thefigures who have contributed the most to the theoretical reflections on thecontemporary philosophical turn to religion, Caputo and Vattimo explore the changes, distortions, and reforms that are a part of our postmodern faith and the forcesshaping the religious imagination today. Incisively and imaginatively connectingtheir argument to issues ranging from terrorism to fanaticism and from politics tomedia and culture, these thinkers continue to reinvent the field of hermeneuticphilosophy with wit, grace, and passion."--Jacket
Heidegger and Aquinas : an essay on overcoming metaphysics by John D Caputo( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault and the critique of institutions( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would Jesus deconstruct? : the good news of postmodernism for the church by John D Caputo( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the postmodern theme of deconstruction to suggest a constructive and provocative way forward for the church
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Augustine and postmodernism : confessions and circumfession
Alternative Names
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Caputo, John 1940-

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カプート, ジョン・D


God, the gift, and postmodernismThe prayers and tears of Jacques Derrida : religion without religionRadical hermeneutics : repetition, deconstruction, and the hermeneutic projectAgainst ethics : contributions to a poetics of obligation with constant reference to deconstructionDemythologizing HeideggerSt. Paul among the philosophersQuestioning GodAugustine and postmodernism : confessions and circumfession