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After God by Taylor, Mark C

By Taylor, Mark C

Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is extra advanced than both its defenders or critics imagine and, certainly, is far extra influential than any people discover. Our global, Taylor continues, is formed by way of faith even if it's least noticeable. religion and price, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike.

The first complete theology of tradition because the pioneering paintings of Paul Tillich, After God redefines faith for our modern age. This volumeis an intensive reconceptualization of faith and Taylor’s so much pathbreaking paintings but, bringing jointly a number of strands of theological argument and cultural research 4 a long time within the making.

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“The distinguishing characteristic of Taylor’s profession is a fearless, or maybe reckless, orientation to the recent and to no matter what demanding situations orthodoxy. . . . Taylor’s paintings is playful, perverse, rarefied, inventive, and sometimes brilliant.”—New York occasions Magazine

 

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After God

Faith, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is extra complex than both its defenders or critics imagine and, certainly, is far extra influential than any folks become aware of. Our international, Taylor continues, is formed by means of faith even if it really is least visible. religion and cost, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike.

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Since these systems are interdependent, one cannot be reduced to the other and, therefore, every form of reductive foundationalism is illegitimate. At the outset of this analysis, I claimed that at a minimum any adequate theory of religion must 1. describe and / or explain the complex origin, operational logic, and multiple functions of religion; 2. clarify the dynamics of the emergence, development, and transformation of different religious networks; 3. show how religions relate to and interact with each other as well as the physical, biological, social, political, and economic aspects of life; and 4.

That is to say, figures “include” but do not incorporate something that can be neither represented nor comprehended. Figures, therefore, are always disfigured as if from within. Far from a flaw, this disfiguring keeps figures open and as such is the necessary condition of emergent creativity. These two sides of the imagination correspond to the two moments of religion. While figures structure and stabilize, figuring disrupts, dislocates, and destabilizes every ostensibly stabilizing schema, even as it invites a new schematization.

Just as it is necessary to have an expanded notion of information to understand how physical, chemical, biological, social, political, and economic systems function as information processes, so it is necessary to develop an expanded understanding of the imagination to appreciate how it works throughout the cognitive C H A P T E R O N E / 20 network. The imagination informs cognitive, which is not necessarily to say conscious, processes through the activity of figuring. Since figuring (or figuration) is a pivotal notion that will return repeatedly throughout the following chapters, it is important to understand it precisely.

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