Facing the Other: John Paul II, Levinas, and the Body by Nigel Zimmermann,Brice de Malherbe PDF

By Nigel Zimmermann,Brice de Malherbe

what's the importance of the physique? What may well phenomenology give a contribution to a theological account of the physique? and what's received by way of prolonging the neglected discussion among St. John Paul II and Emmanuel Levinas? Nigel Zimmermann solutions those questions throughout the agreements and the tensions among of crucial thinkers of the 20th century. John Paul II, the Polish pope, thinker, and theologian, and Emmanuel Levinas, the French-Jewish thinker of Lithuanian background, have been provocative thinkers who courageously confronted and challenged the assumptions in their age. either held the human individual in excessive regard and did their pondering with consistent connection with God and to theological language. Zimmermann doesn't shirk from the demanding situations of every philosopher and doesn't cover their adjustments. even if, he exhibits how they bequeath a legacy in regards to the physique that we might disregard at major moral peril. we're known as, Zimmermann argues, to stand the opposite. during this second God refuses a banal marginalization and our name to accountability for the opposite individual is issued of their disarming vulnerability. within the physique, philosophy, theology, and ethics converge to name us to glory, even within the paradox of lowly ache.

"Zimmermann's paintings uncovers and articulately discloses moments of honest discussion among influential figures of twentieth-century philosophical inspiration: John Paul II and Emmanuel Levinas. those moments are exploited for what they offer to a modern theology of the physique, with out in anyway ignoring issues of important difference."
--Michael Purcell, (1956-2013), Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, collage of Edinburgh

"Karol Wojtyla and Emmanuel Levinas, evidently of the good thinkers of the 20 th century, each one profoundly unique and deeply immersed in his personal exact culture, have been but in a position to meet in fruitful dialog on important questions about human nature and future, as Nigel Zimmermann exhibits during this lucidly and skillfully argued account."
--Fergus Kerr, Honorary Fellow, institution of Divinity, college of Edinburgh

"Facing the Other . . . attracts out the importance of the adaptation among a non secular culture whose God is completely different, and the Christian declare that God turned incarnate. alongside the way in which, Zimmermann deals the reader a 'theology of the physique for grown-ups' as he explains the centrality of the nuptial secret and its Trinitarian foundations within the considered Wojtyła/John Paul II. The paintings is fantastically crafted."
--Tracey Rowland, Dean and everlasting Fellow in Political Philosophy and Continental Theology, John Paul II Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Nigel Zimmermann lectures in Theology with the Institute for Ethics and Society on the collage of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney). he's writer of Levinas and Theology (Bloomsbury, 2013) and the editor of The nice Grace: Receiving Vatican II Today (Bloomsbury, 2015).

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