Between Faith and Belief

Toward a Contemporary Phenomenology of Religious Life

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Joeri Schrijvers
SUNY Series in Theology and Continental Thought
  • Albany, NY: 
    State University of New York Press
    , January
     398 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.

What is to be done at the end of metaphysics? Joeri Schrijvers’s contemporary philosophy of religion takes up this question, originally posed by Reiner Schürmann and central to continental philosophy. The book navigates the work of thinkers who have addressed such metaphysical concerns, including Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jean-Luc Marion, Peter Sloterdijk, Ludwig Binswanger, Jacques Derrida, and more recently John D. Caputo, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, and Martin Hägglund. Notably, Schrijvers engages both those who would deconstruct Christianity and those who remain within this tradition, offering an option that is “between:” between Christianity and atheism, between progressive and conservative, between faith and belief. Ultimately, Schrijvers confronts the end of metaphysics with a phenomenology of love and community, arguing for the radical primacy of togetherness.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Joeri Schrijvers is visiting professor at the faculty of theology and religious studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is the author of Ontotheological Turnings? The Decentering of the Modern Subject in Recent French Phenomenology, also published by SUNY Press.

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