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This Silence Must Now Speak

Letters of Thomas J. J. Altizer, 1995–2015

  • Authors
  • Thomas J. J. Altizer
  • Editors
  • Mike Grimshaw

Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mike Grimshaw
    Pages 1-5
  3. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 7-9
  4. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 11-14
  5. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 15-17
  6. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 19-23
  7. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 25-27
  8. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 29-32
  9. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 33-38
  10. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 39-42
  11. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 43-48
  12. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 49-50
  13. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 51-54
  14. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 55-58
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    Pages 59-62
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    Pages 63-64
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    Pages 65-67
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    Pages 69-70
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    Pages 71-72
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    Pages 73-74
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    Pages 75-77
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    Pages 79-86
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    Pages 87-88
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    Pages 89-90
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    Pages 101-102
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    Pages 103-104
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    Pages 105-107
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    Pages 109-111
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    Pages 113-114
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    Pages 115-116
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    Pages 117-118
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    Pages 119-120
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    Pages 121-122
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    Pages 123-124
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    Pages 125-126
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    Pages 127-129
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    Pages 131-132
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    Pages 133-135
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    Pages 137-139
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    Pages 141-142
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    Pages 143-146
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    Pages 147-148
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    Pages 149-150
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    Pages 151-154
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    Pages 155-158
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    Pages 159-161
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    Pages 163-164
  48. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 165-166
  49. Thomas J. J. Altizer
    Pages 167-169

About this book

Introduction

Thomas J. J. Altizer is the leading radical theologian whose creative lifework—a steady output of some seventeen books and tens of articles—spans from the late 1950s to the present. In the last few decades, Altizer has embraced the communicative possibilities of the internet to write circular letters on religious, theological, political, and philosophical matters. The recipients are an international virtual community of scholars and friends who work in a number of disciplines, ranging from cultural studies scholar Mark C. Taylor, to British literary theorist David Jasper, to well-known contemporary philosophers such as Richard Kearney, John D. Caputo, and Edward S. Casey. Like the seventeenth century philosopher Marin Mersenne, who was renowned in the age of Descartes for gathering around him a network of brilliant philosophers and scientists through exchanges of written correspondence, so Altizer in his own domain of philosophical theology has acted as a hub for networking talented thinkers and scholars. In these brilliant letters, which take the form of meditative mini-essays, Altizer writes in a more accessible, personal, and occasionally confessional manner. These letters, an intellectual tour de force, provide another entry into engagement with Altizer's thought.

Keywords

Radical theology nihilism death of God Christian atheism Atheism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137522498
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-71519-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52249-8
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