Martin M. Lintner (Ed.)
God in Question. Religious language and secular languages
With a Foreword by Peter Hünermann
Verlag A. Weger: Brixen/Bressanone 2014
Soft cover, 560 pages, € 39,00
Today’s Europe is often portrayed as a secular conti-nent. In many ways secularization and religious indif-ference characterise public life. At the same time we also observe signs of a “return to religion”. Many people set out on a deliberate search for spiritual meaning and engage seriously with religious tradi-tions. This book focuses on the dialogue between believers, searchers, and unbelievers.
The authors from various European countries are mostly theologians but also representatives from the fields of religious studies, philosophy, modern art, literature, architecture, journalism, and politics.
They bring different areas together in conversation and face the challenge on how the Christian message can be made intelligible and attractive to people to-day, and so play a positive part in the social, cultural and political shape of Europe.
The quite large number of contributions is due to the aim to offer especially to emerging scholars the pos-sibility to make themselves known to a wider public at an international level. The volume uses four lan-guages: the original English, German, French and Italian. Each contribution is preceded by an abstract in the other languages.