John d caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in america the author of such books as radical hermeneutics the prayers and tears of jacques derrida and the weakness of god caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a catholic altar boy in 1950s philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of god. Phenomenologist and deconstructionist john d caputo wrestles with these questions and more in his intellectual memoir hoping against hope confessions of a postmodern pilgrim the book is a spiritual autobiography of sorts but it only reveals the broad contours of caputos life focusing on the development or. I vividly remember discovering the work of john caputo it was a monday morning and i was in a belfast bookshop flicking through the philosophy section with its usual mix of dry and different texts. Caputo traces his own journey from faith through skepticism to hope after the death of god in the end caputo doesnt want to do away with religion he wants to redeem religion and to reinvent religion for a postmodern time. Availability for hoping against hope confessions of a postmodern pilgrim with a 30 day free trial you can read online for free this book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices
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