Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

15 p.

Publication Date

1-2007

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.

Source Publication

Modern Theology

Source ISSN

0266-7177

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0025.2007.00352.x

Abstract

Evil in Modern Thought, Susan Neiman's account of the intellectual trajectory of modernity, employs the trope “homeless” to articulate deep difficulties that affirmations of divine transcendence and of human capacities to acknowledge transcendence face in a contemporary context thoroughly marked by fragmentation, fragility, and contingency. The “hospitality” of the Incarnation, which makes a fractured world a place for divine welcoming of the human in all its contingency and brokenness, is proposed as locus for theological engagement with Neiman's appropriation of a Kantian sense of hope as the readiness to resist evil in a world seemingly bereft of welcome.

Comments

Accepted version. Modern Theology, Vol. 23, No. 1 (January 2007): 47-61. DOI. © Blackwell 2007. Used with permission.

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