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Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

Gregg Lambert


Gregg Lambert examines the internal relationship between the return of overtly religious themes in contemporary philosophy over the past decade and another sense of the ‘post-secular’ turn that has been taking place globally following the events of 9/11. He asks how these two ‘returns to religion’ can be taking place simultaneously without appearing as the same horizon of the West viewed from opposing perspectives of the globe? Through a series of reflections on the ‘return statements’ performed by such contemporary philosophers as Alain Badiou, John D. Caputo, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Na ... More

Keywords: Post-secular, Post-secularism, Return of/to Religion, “Weak Theology” (Caputo), Faith vs. Philosophy (Heidegger), Community (Nancy, Agamben)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474413909
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregg Lambert, author
Syracuse University