The Indiscrete Image
Infinitude and Creation of the Human
By (author) Thomas A. Carlson
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Indiscrete Image by Thomas A. Carlson
Book DescriptionHumanity's creative capacity has never been more unsettling than it is at our current moment, when it has ushered us into new technological worlds that challenge the very definition of 'the human.' Those anxious to safeguard the human against techno-scientific threats often appeal to religious traditions to protect the place and dignity of the human. But how well do we understand both theological tradition and today's technological culture? In "The Indiscrete Image", Thomas A. Carlson challenges our common ideas about both, arguing instead that it may be humanity's final lack of definition that first enables, and calls for, human creativity and its correlates - including technology, tradition, and their inextricable interplay within religious existence.Framed in response to Martin Heidegger's influential account of the relation between technological modernity and theological tradition, "The Indiscrete Image" builds an understanding of creativity as conditioned by insurmountable unknowing and incalculable possibility through alternative readings of Christian theological tradition and technological culture - and the surprising resonance between these two. Carlson concludes that the always ongoing work of world creation, tied essentially to human self-creation, implies neither an idol's closure nor an icon's transcendence, but the 'indiscrete image' whose love makes possible - by keeping open - both the human and its world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226093154
(238mm x 171mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas A. Carlson
God without Being, Paperback (July 2012)
Suitable for scholars and students of philosophy and religion, this title challenges a fundamental premise of traditional philosophy, theology, and metaphysics: that God, before all else, must be. It features discussions of the nature of God.
Indiscretion, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Thomas A. Carlson
Reinterpreting premodern approaches to God's ineffability and postmodern approaches to the mystery of the human subject, this text argues that interest in mystical theological traditions is best understood in relation to contemporary philosophy's emphasis on the idea of human finitude/mortality.
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Author Biography - Thomas A. Carlson
Thomas A. Carlson is professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Indiscretion: Finitude and the Naming of God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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