Cheaper than a Corvette: The Relevance of Phenomenology for Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary phenomenology has often been critiqued as having crossed into the domain of confessional theology. Though I reject this characterization, I do think it is important to consider how best to understand the distinction between philosophy and theology. Accordingly, in this essay, I argue th...

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Published in:Sophia
Main Author: Simmons, J. Aaron 1977-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:Sophia
Year: 2017, Volume: 56, Issue: 1, Pages: 33-43
Further subjects:B Philosophical theology
B Continental philosophy of religion
B Kevin Hart
B New phenomenology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Contemporary phenomenology has often been critiqued as having crossed into the domain of confessional theology. Though I reject this characterization, I do think it is important to consider how best to understand the distinction between philosophy and theology. Accordingly, in this essay, I argue that continental philosophy of religion faces something of a mid-life crisis regarding its own professional and disciplinary identity as philosophical. Through an engagement with the recent work of Kevin Hart, I argue that new phenomenology provides important resources for maintaining the distinction between philosophy and theology, while also enabling responsible interdisciplinary work for scholars drawing on both discourses.
ISSN:1873-930X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s11841-017-0586-9