This book examines the troubled relationship between Athens and Jerusalem as it has become intensified by global multiculturalism, religious fundamentalism, and the return of the religious in postmodern thought. Instead of legislating a 'proper' relation between philosophy and theology, this study shows that the way to negotiate the space between them is by doing hermeneutics. Offering interpretations of Radical Orthodoxy, Protestant Liberalism, and contemporary Thomism, the book makes a convincing case that the hermeneutic age, inaugurated by Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, has only just begun. Rather than being translated into each other, philosophy and theology must be left free to be themselves.
Andrzej Wierci'nski, PhD (Philosophy), PhD (Theology), researches in the areas of the philosophy of religion and hermeneutics. He teaches at the University of Freiburg i.Br.