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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.
Rossi, Philip J., "Theology from a Fractured Vista: Susan Neiman’s Evil in Modern Thought" (2007). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 20.
Accepted version. Modern Theology, Vol. 23, No. 1 (January 2007): 47-61. DOI. © 2007 Blackwell. Used with permission.