John Reader

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Theology and New Materialism: Spaces of Faithful Dissent

Theology and New Materialism: Spaces of Faithful Dissent

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Radical Theology Series

Publication date: 2017

The need for a new conceptuality stemming from global environmental challenges lies at the heart of this exciting new publication, which brings together New Materialism on the one hand, and the work of Bruno Latour on the other.

So far the ideas stemming from Deleuze in the philosophies of DeLanda, Bryant and Bennett, and the work of Latour from Actor Network Theory, and more recently from his Gifford Lectures on Gaia, have remained the province of continental philosophy or geography. Theology and New Materialism: Spaces of Faithful Dissent brings these ideas together for the first time in the context of faith and ethics.

The book was launched at Trinity with a panel presentation, prefacing a wider debate following chapters in the book.