Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A conversation with Richard Kearney, professor of philosophy at Boston College, on Anatheism and "God After God."


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Richard Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College and has served as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin, the University of Paris (Sorbonne), the Australian Catholic University and the University of Nice.

He is the author of over 20 books on European philosophy and literature (including two novels and a volume of poetry) and has edited or co-edited 14 more.

He was formerly a member of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland and chairman of the Irish School of Film at University College Dublin.

As a public intellectual in Ireland, he was involved in drafting a number of proposals for a Northern Irish peace agreement (1983, 1993, 1995).

He has presented five series on culture and philosophy for Irish and British television and broadcast extensively on the European media.

He is currently the international director of the Guestbook Project--Hosting the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality.

His most recent book is Anatheism: Returning to God After God, published by Columbia University Press.

He has many works forthcoming, including Flesh: Recovering the Body in an Age of Excarnation and Carnal Hermeneutics, both in 2015.

For a full list of publications and more information about his activities, please visit Kearney's website --