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Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim By John D. Caputo,

  • Title: Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim
  • Author: John D. Caputo
  • ISBN: 9781451499155
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • John D Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in 1950s Philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of God Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the nihilism of grace, Hoping against Hope calls believers and nonbelievers alike to parJohn D Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in 1950s Philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of God Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the nihilism of grace, Hoping against Hope calls believers and nonbelievers alike to participate in the praxis of the kingdom of God, which Caputo says we must pursue without why.
    Hoping Against Hope Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim John D Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in s Philadelphia to a philosophe

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    1. Last year, I read Silence, a classic Japanese novel of historical fiction by Sh sak Endo Earlier this year, I read David Peters short confession, reflection, and encouragement on surviving war and a shattered faith in Post Traumatic God Now this book, Hoping Against Hope by John Caputo, is the third book since losing my belief and theism nearly a year and a half ago in which I experience God This is not to say that I now believe But I do, in reading this book, feel a special relief and freedom f [...]

    2. So many mixed emotions with this work For one, it is a spiritual autobiography of Caputo I enjoyed the deeply personal side of the book because it opened a window into the heart of a seriously thoughtful philosopher of religion So much of what he said regarding the why of religion and God talk was spot on At the same time, I don t know if I follow him , metaphysically While he claims that his God is not a Feuerbachian project of the mind but instead a projectile , his claims that God cannot even [...]

    3. Caputo has wounded me I m a wounded human being wounded by love for the world, hope for the world, inspired by the gift of the world Caputo s religion is life, materiality, hope, and love Caputo s religion is a religion of the rose, of the flower which blossoms without why, for no reason, just to blossom, without a concern that it s seen Caputo s religion is a nihilism of grace, the gift of grace without foundations or grounds, without exchange, without payback, but simply for the hell of it, as [...]

    4. I liked this book so much I read it twice I dedicate it to anyone who enjoys philosophical theological hybrids, deconstruction, or quasi religious memoirs Many thumbs up.

    5. Can Hope survive with the collapse of epistemology certainty Is God necessarily existent for spiritual experience Can the nihilism of our age open us up to the possibility of grace Phenomenologist and deconstructionist John D Caputo wrestles with these questions and in his intellectual memoir, Hoping Against Hope Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim The book is a spiritual autobiography of sorts, but it only reveals the broad contours of Caputo s life, focusing on the development or deconstructi [...]

    6. Hoping Against Hope is a book that I really enjoyed reading despite disagreeing with the author s conclusions Caputo is a wonderful writer and has a deep understanding of the history of philosophy which he uses to masterfully craft short vignettes as he interacts with himself and the great western philosophers.It is this interaction with his younger self and philosophers which I particularly enjoyed In fact, at times I found myself not wanting to allow myself to think about where he was going bu [...]

    7. This post theistic but not quite, perhaps book challenges me It does not grapple with evil but with the unconditional grace of being given a life in middle class America He needs good to insist but what of those who need a God, plead for a God, to do something just because they have not received the gift Still, Caputo is a poet, and he s made a wonderful beginning, and he makes me angry, and he has courage This is the third book I ve read by him, though, and the nagging sense that something is m [...]

    8. For someone who wants to move beyond ontology he sure talks about it a great deal Parmenides would have a field day.

    9. If you like tight doctrine and a God that resembles a stale piece of bread than don t read this I loved it.

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