Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God

  • Essays in Honor of Denys Turner

  • Edited by Eric Bugyis, David Newheiser

  • 528 pages, 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback | 9780268022426 | November 2015

  • Hardcover | 9780268048884 | November 2015

  • eBook (PDF) | 9780268048877 | November 2015

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268075989 | November 2015


The essays engage classic Christian thought alongside literary and philosophical sources ranging from Pseudo-Dionysius and Dante to Karl Marx and Jacques Derrida. Building on the work of Denys Turner, they indicate that the boundary between atheism and Christian thought is productively blurry. Instead of settling the stale dispute over whether religion is rationally justified, their work suggests instead that Christian life is an ethical and political practice impassioned by a God who transcends understanding.