By Virginia Burrus,Catherine Keller
Inviting and acting a mutual seduction of disciplines, the amount brings philosophers, historians, biblical students, and theologians right into a lively dialog that traverses the boundaries of traditional orthodoxies, even if doctrinal or disciplinary. It seeks new openings for the emergence of hope, love, and delight, whereas tough universal understandings of those phrases. It engages threat on the element the place the wish for salvation sarcastically endangers the security of subjects—in specific, of theological subjects—by starting them to these transgressions of eros within which limitations, as soon as surpassed, develop into areas of rising possibility.
The eighteen chapters, prepared in thematic clusters, stream fluidly between and among premodern and postmodern textual traditions—from Plato to Emerson, Augustine to Kristeva, Mechthild to Mattoso, the Shulammite to Molly Bloom, the Zohar to the Da Vinci Code. In so doing, they hyperlink the chic reaches of conception with the gritty realities of politics, the boundless transcendence of God with the poignant transience of materiality.