Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

2016.08.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregg Lambert, Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 247pp.,
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2016.08.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregg Lambert, Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 247pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474413916. Reviewed by Colby Dickinson, Loyola University Chicago Various contemporary continental philosophers have taken an interest in espousing some form of a 'return to religion' but one devoid of actual, material religious belief and practice (e.g.,  John Caputo's 'religion without religion' or Jean-Luc Nancy's 'deconstruction of Christianity)'. But actual, empirical religion, post-9/11, has been flourishing in our globalized world, where belief and religion are not devoid of their meaning, permanently cancelled out philosophically, as it were, but are as loaded as ever with the charge of tradition and sense. This is the context wherein Gregg Lambert develops his notion of the 'return statement'. The latter phrase, appropriated from computer programming,. . .

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