Radical Theologies and Philosophies

Theology and New Materialism

Spaces of Faithful Dissent

Authors: Reader, John

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This book argues that identified weaknesses in recent theological engagement with New Materialism can be successfully addressed by incorporating insights from Relational Christian Realism. Central themes are those of the relational and the apophatic as they represent different but essential strands of a materialist theology. The relational refers to the work of Deleuze and its influence upon key New Materialist thinkers such as De Landa, Bryant, and Braidotti but supplemented from Relational Christian Realism by Latour and Badiou and with reference to the concept of the apophatic as found in Keller and Kearney. Examining the concepts of transcendence, human agency, and a New Enlightenment, the book moves into more practical areas of aesthetics and technology concluding with a response to the contemporary apocalyptic of climate change. Being “beyond in the midst” requires developing spaces of faithful dissent and holding the tension between the relational and the apophatic in theology.

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John Reader is an Associate Research Fellow with the William Temple Foundation, University of Chester, UK, and Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Worcester, UK. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theology and New Materialism
Book Subtitle
Spaces of Faithful Dissent
Authors
Series Title
Radical Theologies and Philosophies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54511-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54511-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54510-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 162
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