Anatheism has ratings and 17 reviews. Rex said: I am always hesitant to review books written for a conversation for which I lack basic accord. After. In Anatheism, Richard Kearney sets a path of returning to God “after God”. This is a road map for those who have moved intellectually away. So what is anatheism? Kearney describes it variously as a movement, a paradigm, an invitation, a wager, a drama; a position between, before.

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It is inspirational and well reasoned. Anatheism has plenty of good points, as those to whose spiritual condition it directly speaks may testify. Jul 13, Nick Buck rated it really liked it Shelves: Because of the collapse of the godhead, like the statues of Lenin all over Russia, the anatheistic moment is necessarily obedient to chance, humorous and cunning.

You are the backbone kearnye commentors that creates the very medium. Mehdihz82 rated it really liked it Aug 06, In Kearney’s book, one key word is hospitality and another “the stranger”. A stimulating view on spirituality–of course, I appreciated the fine handling of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of the flesh and hwo that is key to another sense of spirituality.

Not too many have epiphanies of renewed life. The world from which it comes stands behind it as a remnant of something unknowable and the world before it is lit by threats of annihilation as powerful as love.

This is not to say I am altogether unable to appreciate what Kearney is doing.

Any post-secular religious experience that you can think of that produces disorientation and perplexity? Anatheism is not about a facile consensus that ignores the reality of conflicting convictions.

The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them. Graham rated it liked it Sep 15, Richard Kearney very creatively opens a unique space between militant atheism which is driven by materialist aantheism and dogmatic theism which is plagued by divine absolutism, he calls it Ana-theism.


A wonderful meditation on hospitality and otherness. Ken and Julia Reinhard have an interesting essay on Shabbus I think in Diacritics as creating a space within our world that enables us to etc.

Anatheism: Returning to God After God by Richard Kearney

And on and on. His model for this return is hospitality- a theme of Levinas, Derrida, and especially Ricoeur. You seemed fragmentary post-modern.

I question how their experience has changed compared to the past. At least this is my noetic understanding of a living anatheism, because I understand lost faith and the haunt of history as much as I love Francis of Assisi and the natural world.

Richard Kearney’s “Anatheism” | Fanny Howe

Readers will find their own favorite and more illuminating examples. Anatheism refers to an inaugural event abatheism at the heart of every great religion, a wager between hospitality and hostility to the stranger – the sense of something ‘more’. Immigrants and tourists alike wander through cities and customs, only hoping to pass without notice.

Notify me of new posts via email. NOW, it seems that you are presenting in your comments a basic non-correspondence of two realms, religion and anatheisk.

Richard Kearney, Anatheism: Returning to God after God.

When I study torah say chassidus or talmud I am de facto a tourist. As an orthodox if somewhat latitudinarian C I am always hesitant to review books written for a conversation for which I lack basic accord.

I have a problem with changing the zeitgeist every decade. For someone like me I both choose to live and invariably end up living in a secular intellectual world. While official theologies and the popular religious imagination typically emphasize stories of creation, salvation, miracles, power, or final judgment as inaugural solicitations of faith, Kearney takes up the neglected figure of the Stranger.

Ilona rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Oct 04, Daniel Seifert rated it it was amazing Shelves: His work focuses on the philosophy of the narrative imagination, hermeneutics and phenomenology.


Refresh and try again. This could however be due to the lack of scholarship and free thought in Muslim theology in the West. If this matches your experience, you may find this book helpful in your journey to recover God.

The miracle consists in the transubstantiation of higher into lower, extraordinary into ordinary, transcendence into immanence. Jan 11, Ci marked it anatheksm to-read. Most important, how will the image of Abraham greeting the the visitor change religion as it replaces the sacrifice of Isaac imagery used by modernists? Like much of our tradition I try never to leave anything behind, I never graduate. But it was not as secular as you make it. Published October 16th by Columbia University Press.

ESpinoza krarney the beginning. Yet, you seem to be keeping up with the new trends. First, I simply am not convinced of the obsolescence of traditional faith, Holocaust or no, secular age or karney.

If someone anatheis we now live in a post secular age, I think it is minimally incumbent for that person to say how is what we feel and think today so very different from what we thought and felt during the post-modernist age? I am always hesitant to review books written for a conversation for which I lack basic accord.

So what is anatheism? Has the passing of the old God paved the way for a new kind of religious project, a more responsible way to seek, sound, and love the things we call divine?