Is Continental Philosophy Just Catholicism for Atheists?: On the Political Relevance of Kenosis

J. Aaron Simmons
Furman University
There is much within contemporary continental philosophy that might give the indication that it is really just disguised Christian theology. However, in line with Hent de Vries and in contrast to Dominique Janicaud, I contend that there are reasons for taking continental God-talk seriously on purely philosophical grounds. On this basis, I then go on to advocate a specific form of God-talk-that dealing with kenosis-as being deeply relevant to contemporary politics because of the way in which it provides an argument for democracy as the political system best opened to the critical function of charity.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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