Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

Catherine Keller


The adventure of the most unlikely churns up in our epoch at any time when a collective dream turns to trauma: politically, sexually, economically, and with a undeniable ultimacy, ecologically. Out of an historic theological lineage, the determine of the cloud involves express chance within the face of the most unlikely. An previous mystical nonknowing of God now hosts a present wisdom of uncertainty, of indeterminate and interdependent results, in all probability catastrophic. but the connectivity and collectivity of social pursuits, of the delicate, not likely webs of an alternate idea of life, maintain materializing--a haunting wish, densely entangled, suggesting a extra convivial, relational world.

Catherine Keller brings technique, feminist, and ecopolitical theologies into transdisciplinary dialog with continental philosophy, the quantum entanglements of a "participatory universe," and the writings of Nicholas of Cusa, Walt Whitman, A. N. Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and Judith Butler, to improve a "theopoetics of nonseparable difference." international routine, own embroilments, non secular range, the inextricable kinfolk of people and nonhumans--these phenomena, of their unsettling togetherness, are exceeding our skill to grasp and deal with. through staging a sequence of encounters among the nonseparable and the nonknowable, Keller exhibits what could be born from our cloudiest entanglement.

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