The Gift of the Other: Levinas, Derrida, and a Theology of Hospitality

Author(s): e Gift of the Other: Levinas, Derrida, and a Theology of Hospitality By Andrew Shepherd

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0227174844
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We reside in an age of world capitalism and terror. In a local weather of intake and worry the unknown Other is thought of as a danger to our protection, a consumer to lend a hand, or a competitor to be triumph over within the fight for scarce sources. And but, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to maintain the widow and the orphan, and to construct relationships with the ones far-off from us. But how, on this international of hostility and commodification, can we observe hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential considered French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues {that a} true imaginative and prescient of hospitality is in the long run discovered no longer in postmodern philosophies however within the Christian narrative. The e-book gives a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitalitya God of communion who makes room for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the sector regardless that Jesus lifestyles, dying, and resurrection, and who during the paintings of the Spirit is forming a brand new group: the Churcha folks of welcome
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