For your Philosopher’s Christmas Stocking.

What philosopher doesn’t love a controversial philosophy book?

And one that addresses foundational Christian belief at that.

The description on Amazon is rather vague and heady and doesn’t really say anything about what it is actually about, but I can’t change it until I do another revision. Let me see if I can offer a better one here:

“The Moment of Decisive Significance” is a re-reading of the Gospels. What the Introduction calls an ‘object oriented’ reading of the Gospels beckons to Graham Harman’s Object Oriented Ontology or Object Oriented Philosophy but is more an indicator of a difference in approach, what one could call a non-conventional or non-traditional approach.

The book suggests that Jesus is not saying anything about religious belief or an ability to have faith. Jesus is peaking to a small minority of people who are having a particular experience of the world. By this revelation, I suggest that the Gospels, and indeed the Bible, is saying something much larger and much more significant than another proposal of God; Jesus is describing how the human being functions by giving us a view into not only the variety of experience that consciousness allows for, but actually defines a particular mythological moment that is kept shrouded in the idea of religion, albeit, for the purposes of having a particular kind of world.

 

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