This article examines Thomas J. J. Altizer’s “Death of God” theology and its compatibility with the field of posthuman theory, particularly in the work of Rosi Braidotti. Traditional versions of Christianity are usually incompatible with posthumanism due to the materialist underpinnings of the latter. I show how special features of Altizer’s theology can in fact be combined with non-anthropocentric posthumanism —namely, its compatibility with the ideas of materialism and perspectivism. By combining Altizer’s ideas on the self-emptying of God with non-anthropocentric theory, I further show how the combination of theology and posthumanism can have notable consequences for theological ethics.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Time After Humanity: The Theology of Thomas Altizer and Posthumanism|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Oct 2020|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Fields of Science
- 614 Theology
- Death of God