Als een roepende in de woestijn? Over God spreken in onze tijd. | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 54, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



This article offers a critical analysis of some contemporary attempts to bring up the issue of God and religion again in philosophical discourse, after the disenchantment of the project of Enlightenment. The author analyses G. Vattimo’s recent book , in which he repudiates the violence and oppression of technically manipulating and politically controlling reason. In order to put an end to this violence, Vattimo argues in favor of a complete historicization and secularization of Christianity, which has as its boundary. Basing himself on Ch. Taylor’s , the author criticizes Vattimo on the point that his thinking leads to a subjectivation of religion and truth, and therefore is unable to stop the violence of reason. As a conclusion, the author stresses the importance of the religious idea of irreducible transcendence as confining the violence of self-willed thinking.


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