Available For Review: Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim by John D. Caputo

Shaun Tabatt —  October 1, 2015

Hoping Against Hope by John D. CaputoThank you for your interest in reviewing Hoping Against Hope. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

John D. Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America. The author of such books as Radical HermeneuticsThe Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, and The Weakness of God, Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in 1950s Philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of God. Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the “nihilism of grace,” Hoping Against Hope calls believers and nonbelievers alike to participate in the “praxis of the kingdom of God,” which Caputo says we must pursue “without why.”

Caputo’s conversation partners in this volume include Lyotard, Derrida, and Hegel, but also earlier versions of himself: Jackie, a young altar boy, and Brother Paul, a novice in a religious order. Caputo traces his own journey from faith through skepticism to hope after the “death of God.” In the end, Caputo doesn’t want to do away with religion; he wants to redeem religion and to reinvent religion for a postmodern time.

About The Author:
John D. Caputo is the David R. Cook Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at Villanova University and the Thomas J. Watson Professor Emeritus of Religion at Syracuse University, a hybrid philosopher/theologian working in the area of radical theology, and the author of The Weakness of God (2006), an AAR Book Award winner, and What Would Jesus Deconstruct? (2007).

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Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451499155
  • Page Count:  224

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date:  October 12-November 1, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only) & PDF
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Thank you for your interest in reviewing Hoping Against Hope. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.