ADSS 3: God out of Place?
Yves de Maeseneer (ed.),
God out of Place? A Symposium on L.P. Hemming's Postmodernity's Transcending:
How to speak about transcendence today? How to represent the transcendent
in a context in which God seems to have no place anymore? No philosopher of
religion or theologian can avoid this fundamental question. And not a few of
them end up being paralysed by its enormous weight. However, do we really
understand what is at stake in this all too familiar question? In his
Postmodernity’s Transcending: Devaluing God (London: SCM Press, and
Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2005) Laurence Paul Hemming seeks
to lay bare the foundations from which this kind of questioning arises. His
endeavour involves an investigation into the topic of the sublime, using this
term to unlock the question of the place of God, or, better, the displacement
God out of Place? is to be read as a ﬁrst response to the challenges Hemming
raises: it contains the proceedings of a book symposium, on the 12th of
October 2004, organised by the Research Group Theology in a Postmodern
Context at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
On this occasion Hemming presented the manuscript of the book, which arose
from an extended period as guest professor and research fellow in Leuven
(2002-2004), to critical responses by experts from different backgrounds.
Contributors include: Joeri Schrijvers, Kevin Hart, Stuart Elden, Peter
Jonkers, Yves de Maeseneer, and Laurence Paul Hemming.
Printed versions of God out of Place? can be ordered from
http://adss.library.uu.nl or downloaded at no cost from the same website.
Price of the printed version: € 16.17, shipping included; iv + 96 pp.,
Dr. Yves de Maeseneer (1976) is researcher at the Faculty of Theology,
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). He is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO-V), working on the relation between
theology, politics and aestheticisation. He published articles on Hans Urs
von Balthasar, Theodor W. Adorno, contemporary art, globalisation, terrorism,
and religious experience.
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