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Westphal, Merold

Works: 74 works in 353 publications in 2 languages and 20,434 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL51, 193
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Most widely held works by Merold Westphal
History and truth in Hegel's Phenomenology by Merold Westphal( )

37 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise introduction to Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit seeks to show that the unity of this classic work may be found in the integration of its transcendental and sociological-historical themes
Levinas and Kierkegaard in dialogue by Merold Westphal( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few philosophers have devoted more than passing attention to similarities between the thought of Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish Christian, and Emmanuel Levinas, a French Jew. Here, one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices offers a sustained comparison. Focusing on questions surrounding otherness, transcendence, postmodernity, and the nature of religious thought, Merold Westphal draws readers into a dialogue between the two thinkers
Transcendence and self-transcendence : on God and the soul by Merold Westphal( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of the transcendence of God has traditionally been thought in terms of the difference between pantheism, which affirms that God is wholly "within" the world, and theism, which affirms that God is both "within" and "outside" the world, both immanent and transcendent. Against Heidegger's critique of onto-theology and the general postmodern concern for respecting and preserving the difference of the other, Merold Westphal seeks to rethink divine transcendence in relation to modes of human self-transcendence. Touching upon Spinoza, Hegel, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Aquinas, Barth, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, Westphal's work centers around a critique of onto-theology, the importance of alterity, the decentered self, and the autonomous transcendental ego. Westphal's phenomenology of faith sets this book into the main currents of Continental philosophy of religion today
Suspicion and faith : the religious uses of modern atheism by Merold Westphal( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx, Nietzche, and Freud are among the most influential of modern atheists. The distinctive feature of their challenge to theistic and specifically Christian belief is expressed by Paul Ricoeur when he calls them the "masters of suspicion." While skepticism directs its critique to the truth or evidential basis of belief, suspicion asks two different, intimately intertwined questions: what are the motives that lead to this belief? and what function does it play, what work does it do for the individuals and communities that adopt it
Overcoming onto-theology : toward a postmodern Christian faith by Merold Westphal( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays ... in which Westphal carefully explores the nature and the structure of a postmodern Christian philosophy. ... [He] offers masterful studies of Heidegger's early lectures on Paul and Augustine, the idea of hermeneutics, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Derrida, and Nietzsche, all in the service of building his argument that postmodern thinking offers an indispensable tool for rethinking Christian faith."--Publisher description
Kierkegaard's concept of faith by Merold Westphal( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book renowned philosopher Merold Westphal unpacks the writings of nineteenth-century thinker Søren Kierkegaard on biblical, Christian faith and its relation to reason. Across five books -- Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Sickness Unto Death, and Practice in Christianity -- and three pseudonyms, Kierkegaard sought to articulate a biblical concept of faith by approaching it from a variety of perspectives in relation to one another. Westphal offers a careful textual reading of these major discussions to present an overarching analysis of Kierkegaard's conception of the true meaning of biblical faith. Though Kierkegaard presents a complex picture of faith through his pseudonyms, Westphal argues that his perspective is a faithful and illuminating one, making claims that are important for philosophy of religion, for theology, and most of all for Christian life as it might be lived by faithful
In praise of heteronomy : making room for revelation by Merold Westphal( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recognizing the essential heteronomy of postmodern philosophy of religion, Merold Westphal argues against the assumption that human reason is universal, neutral, and devoid of presupposition. Instead, Westphal contends that any philosophy is a matter of faith and the philosophical encounter with theology arises from the very act of thinking. Relying on the work of Spinoza, Kant, and Hegel, Westphal discovers that their theologies render them mutually incompatible and their claims to be the voice of autonomous and universal reason look dubious. Westphal grapples with this plural nature of human thought in the philosophy of religion and he forwards the idea that any appeal to the divine must rest on a historical and phenomenological analysis."--
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

Contemporary philosophy are by no means simply the exposition and defense of Habermas and Derrida, for Marsh and Caputo bring to the discussion their own long formation in continental philosophy as interpreted and practiced in North America. Moreover, given their even longer formation in the Christian tradition, they are not bound by the dogmatic secularism of Habermas and Derrida. But the point of contact is not so much religious as political, and the fundamental
God, guilt, and death : an existential phenomenology of religion by Merold Westphal( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a valuable contribution to the philosophy of religion, Merold Westphal explains what it means to be religious. Examples from the writings of Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, and Tolstoi illuminate the author's thesis that guilt and death are the central problems of human existence. A typology of exilic, mimetic, and covenantal religions distinguishes three different approaches to salvation from guilt and death
Kierkegaard's critique of reason and society by Merold Westphal( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard in post/modernity( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays engage Kierkegaard in conversation with critical social theory and postmodern thought. Covering a diversity of themes, this collection still reflects consensus--Kierkegaard is to be taken seriously as a philosopher at the turn of the twenty-first century."
Postmodern philosophy and Christian thought( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are postmodern philosophy and Christian thought so diametrically opposed that "never the twain shall meet"? Or are various postmodern philosophies, in spite of their secular provenance, open to religious appropriation? These thirteen lively, original essays awaken secular postmodernisms and various modes of Christian thinking from their ideological complacency. An open space for passionate dialogue emerges from conversations that powerfully engage both intellectual and religious points of view
Becoming a self : a reading of Kierkegaard's concluding unscientific postscript by Merold Westphal( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The titles in this series present well-edited basic texts to be used in courses and seminars and for teachers looking for a succinct exposition of the results of recent research. Each volume in the series presents the fundamental ideas of a great philosopher by means of a very thorough and up-to-date commentary on one important text. The edition and explanation of the text give insight into the whole of the oeuvre, of which it is an integral part
Whose community? which interpretation? : philosophical hermeneutics for the church by Merold Westphal( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merold Westphal introduces current philosophical thinking related to interpreting the Bible. Recognizing that no theology is completely free of philosophical "contamination," he engages and mines contemporary hermeneutical theory in service of the church. After providing a historical overview of contemporary theories of interpretation, Westphal addresses postmodern hermeneutical theory, arguing that the relativity embraced there is not the same as the relativism in which "anything goes." Rather, Westphal encourages us to embrace the proliferation of interpretations based on different perspectives as a way to get at the richness of the biblical text. --From publisher's description
Hegel, freedom, and modernity by Merold Westphal( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the philosophy of J.N. Findlay( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, this volume presents a series of critical and constructive studies in the philosophy of J.N. Findlay. His contributions to both historical and systematic philosophy are examined by outstanding authors in the field, many of whom are his former students and colleagues. The value of these essays is heightened by Findlay's own contributions: two autobiographical chapters detail the evolution of his thought and relationships, and in a final section of comments, he evaluates and responds to the studies in this collection
Christian perspectives on religious knowledge by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Method and speculation in Hegel's Phenomenology by Merold Westphal( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays presented at the fifth biennial meeting of the Hegel Society of America, hosted by the Pennsylvania State University, October 12-14, 1978. Includes bibliographical references
Creative fidelity by Gabriel Marcel( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of lectures and essays was regarded by Gabriel Marcel as the best introduction to his thought. Outstanding in the richness of its analyses and in its application of Marcel's "concrete approach" to philosophical problems, Creative Fidelity not only deals with the perennial Marcellian themes of faith, fidelity, belief, incarnate being, and participation, but includes chapters on religious tolerance and orthodoxy and an important critical essay on Karl Jaspers." "Known in this country as a Christian existentialist, Marcel preferred to be called a "neo-Socratic", a label suggesting the dialogical, unfinished nature of his speculations. He may best be described as a reflective empiricist." -- Jacket
Philosophy of religion( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores religious epistemology, the metaphysics of religion, and theodicy. With commentary by Alvin Plantinga, Merold Westphal, Dean Zimmerman, and Richard Sorabji and readings from Aquinas, Maimonides, and others
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Transcendence and self-transcendence : on God and the soul
Levinas and Kierkegaard in dialogueTranscendence and self-transcendence : on God and the soulSuspicion and faith : the religious uses of modern atheismOvercoming onto-theology : toward a postmodern Christian faithGod, guilt, and death : an existential phenomenology of religionKierkegaard's critique of reason and societyKierkegaard in post/modernityPostmodern philosophy and Christian thought
Alternative Names
Westphal, Merold

Westphal, Merold Edwood

Westphal, Merold Edwood 1940- Jr

Westphal, Merold Edwood Jr. 1940-

웨스트팔, 메럴드 1940-

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