Radical Theology: The Issue of God in the Post-Christian Epoch
Present study reveals the theoretical ideas of such theological «movement» as radical theology (RT). The text examines its main representatives, forerunners and those who were part of the first and subsequent waves of development of this theology, as well as an analysis of key ideas of this phenomenon. Probably RT today is one of the most influential phenomena in modern theological thought, and its representatives formatted the agenda in the modern intellectual field of religious discourse. The article is based on the original sources of the classical works of the RT, as well as on the literature of the second echelon, in which religious thinkers close to the RT describe the birth and development of this theology. The key questions posed in the paper are the following: should the ideas of «death of God» and RT be considered hostile or hospitable to Christian theology? Is RT, as a Western phenomenon based on the idea of «death of God» and the relativism of religious thought, acceptable in the context of our Eastern Christian tradition? What should be the adequate theological language about God after the horrors of Auschwitz and the Holodomor, as genocide of the Ukrainian people?
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