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Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Peter Dula


For decades, theologians and philosophers of religion have been engaged in vigorous debate about the status and nature of ecclesiology, hence of community. In that discussion, theologians have found resources in political philosophy, particularly communitarianism and political liberalism. This book turns instead to Stanley Cavell to show how his work illuminates that discussion, in particular, how his understanding of companionship and friendship might usefully complicate the communitarian‐liberal divide. Since the 1960s, Cavell has been the most category‐defying philosopher in North America a ... More

Keywords: Stanley Cavell, ecclesiology, companionship, friendship, communitarianism, liberalism, theology

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395037
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Dula, author
Eastern Mennonite University

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