I just received the blurbs for the forthcoming volume that Daniel Whistler and I have edited. Was rather excited to get them and proud to have two great endorsements so I’m sharing them here. The book should be available for pre-order on Amazon soon and closer to the date we will have a big push here to encourage readers to ask their local academic library to order the book. From there we may be able to get a paperback.
A superb and groundbreaking collection featuring the brightest scholars in the continental philosophy of religion. The book deals with a feast of topics, and will become indispensable the moment it is published. – Kenneth Surin, Professor of Literature and Professor of Religion and Critical Theory, Duke University
Every once in a while, a collection of essays comes along that does not merely contribute to a field, but redraws its boundaries, repositions it in unforeseen ways. This is one such collection. The burgeoning work of ‘continental philosophy of religion’ is both employed and interrogated to startling effect. This is no tired and worn treadmill of ideas, but a disciplined armoury and an unruly intervention. The editors and authors display a well-won confidence in philosophy at the limit. They are not afraid to take on the sacred cows of orthodoxy or the modish assumptions of the recent ‘turn to religion’ in continental thinking. Fascinating new insights into the modern canon sit alongside adventurous forays into cutting edge speculative philosophy and non-philosophy (the editors’ introduction is worth the admission price alone). Demanding, provocative and groundbreaking, this is required reading for anyone who wants to know what matters in philosophy of religion today. – Steven Shakespeare, Lecturer in Philosophy, Liverpool Hope University and Co-Facilitator of the Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion.