New Series launching – Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion

Posted by Hattie Wilson, Marketing Executive

December sees the launch of our new series in the field of Philosophy of Religion. Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion engages with radical interpretations and applications of the continental  ‘canon’ from Kant to Darrida and beyond, but there are also significant areas of departure from that tradition.

A key area of focus is the emergence of new ‘realist’ and materialist schools of thought whose potential contribution to philosophy of religion is at an early stage. Rooted in a vibrant tradition of thinking about religion, whilst positioning itself at the cutting edge of emerging agendas, this series has a clear focus on continental and post-continental philosophy of religion and complements Ashgate’s British Society for Philosophy of Religion series with its more analytic approach.

The Intensities series launches with the publication of two dual edition volumes.

The first book, appropriately named Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life, is edited by the series editor Steven Shakespeare and Katherine Sarah Moody.  The book captures the current religious and philosophical thought and its relevance to social, cultural political and religious dilemmas about why and how to live. This book has unique arguments, which taken together means the book does not sit easily within either secular philosophical or theological approaches. It includes contributions from Pamela Sue Anderson, Brian Sudlow, John Reader, Alison Martin, John D. Caputo, Neil Turnbull, Kenneth Jason Wardley, Lorenz Moises J. Festin, Don Cupitt and Philip Goodchild.

Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness by Pamela Sue Anderson is the second title to launch the Intensities series. Anderson unearths the ways that the myths of Christian Patriarchy historically prohibited women from writing and thinking their own ideas, and draws out the significant threats of how gendering the philosophy of religion has been practiced in order to re-vision gender for philosophy today.

Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life and Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness are both available in Hardback and Paperback editions from December.

Coming in this series in 2013: Heidegger on Death by George Pattison

About the series: Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion is edited by Steven Shakespeare and Patrice Haynes, both at Liverpool Hope University. Full information about the series is available on the Ashgate website.

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