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 worldwide capitalism and terror. In a local weather of intake and worry the unknown Other is considered a danger to our protection, a shopper to help, or a competitor to be conquer within the fight for scarce assets. And but, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to deal with the widow and the orphan, and to construct relationships with the ones far-off from us. But how, on this global of hostility and commodification, will we follow 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 provides a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitalitya God of communion who makes room for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the sector despite the fact that Jesus lifestyles, dying, and resurrection, and who in the course of the paintings of the Spirit is forming a brand new group: the Churcha other folks of welcome
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