Homebrewed Deacons… Theology Nerds… Get ready to pre-order a book that will tickle every theological bone in your body. This upcoming volume brings together Whitehead, Process, deconstruction, theopoetics & 6 different guests on the podcast.
Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness, a new book edited by Roland Faber and Jeremy Fackenthal, unfolds (pun intended) a wealth of interpretations of theopoetics, an approach to theology as old and as rich as the fourth century’s Basil of Caesarea and as new and nuanced as post-Derridian hermeneutical theology a la John Caputo. The book is an intensely philosophical, sociological, literary, and theological exploration of the various modes of theopoetics, many of which favor Whitehead’s metaphysics alongside post-structuralist, deconstructionist, and contemporary continental philosophies. Contributors to the volume include Catherine Keller, John Caputo, Laurel Schneider, John Thatamanil, Roland Faber, and Callid Keefe-Perry.
Faber and Fackenthal’s introduction describes the aim of the book as an articulation of theopoetics as a supplement to process and other theologies–not a replacement, but as a new or re-newed conversation partner. Theopoetics lends itself to uncovering the all-too-often hegemonic forms of monorthodoxy (claiming that there is only one way, one correct doctrine, etc), favoring instead multiple ways of knowing, expressing, and naming the divine. The articles included in the book cover topics ranging from ecological theology, apophasis, trascendence and the poetic, and interreligious articulations of the world’s sacredness.
Theopoetic Folds will be out this spring or summer from Fordham University Press and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.