Hannah Arendt and Theology, by Kiess, John
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- ISBN: 9780567222275 | 0567222276
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/25/2016
The New Yorker's Adam Kirsch recently observed that Hannah Arendt's 'scholarly and popular profile is higher today than at any time since she diedů' Arendt is relevant today for reasons as diverse as her rich and absorbing (and quite controversial) thought. It is a testament to the staggering breadth of Arendt's thought that her work has found a growing audience in Christian theology as well. However, her work is generating appreciation, criticism, and controversy in Christian theology: She is the faithful Augustinian on the question of evil and the betrayer of Augustine on neighbor-love; the conservative realist who can be cited in defense of the war on terror and yet the peace-loving radical democrat who seeks local forms of political action. Arendt, it appears, has become all things to all theologians. There is a need for a fuller, more integrated picture of Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt and Theology provides this picture. Concise enough to attract the curious yet comprehensive enough to interest the scholarly, this book presents Arendt in fresh perspective.