Cross and Cosmos (Paperback)

A Theology of Difficult Glory

By John Caputo

Indiana University Press, 9780253043122, 312pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2019

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John D. Caputo stretches his project as a radical theologian to new limits in this groundbreaking book. Mapping out his summative theological position, he identifies with Martin Luther to take on notions of the hidden god, the theology of the cross, confessional theology, and natural theology. Caputo also confronts the dark side of the cross with its correlation to lynching and racial and sexual discrimination. Caputo is clear that he is not writing as any kind of orthodox Lutheran but is instead engaging with a radical view of theology, cosmology, and poetics of the cross. Readers will recognize Caputo's signature themes--hermeneutics, deconstruction, weakness, and the call--as well as his unique voice as he writes about moral life and our strivings for joy against contemporary society and politics.

About the Author

John D. Caputo is Thomas J. Watson Professor Emeritus of Religion at Syracuse University and David R. Cook Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Villanova University. He is author of many books, including The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event, The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps, Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim, and Truth: Philosophy in Transit.