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About the author:
Dr. Brad Jersak is a Grant and Weil scholar, having earned his PhD in political theology through Bangor University in Wales. He studied under Canadian Red Tory expert, Ron S. Dart, and the Jung-Nietzsche scholar, Lucy Huskinson.
He is currently editor of the Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice as well as two blogs: Red Virgin (Simone-Weil.tumbler.com) and the Owl: George Grant Journal.
He is also a faculty member (New Testament studies) at Westminster Theological Centre (UK).
George P. Grant - Minerva's Snowy Owl
Essays in Political Theology
Dr. Brad Jersak
George P. Grant (1918-88) was one of Canada's premier political philosophers and stands as the benchmark for the Red Tory Tradition.
He can also be credited with introducing the thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger and Simone Weil to Canada, critically analyzing their work seriously for the first time.
Grant's Red Toryism has been revived and modified in the UK, but for a look at the essential thought of its chief architect, this book is a must read.
Included in this work are essays in political theology, along with previously unpublished letters and classnotes that are critical to an understanding of Grant's 'primacy of the Good' vis-a-vis the 'primacy of freedom-as-mastery.'
Especially important is the analysis of his theological relationship to Simone Weil and an appropriation of his work to rise above the culture wars of left and right.
Table of Contents
Preface / 1
Part 1 - CONVERSION
1. George Grant's Conversion Accounts / 5
2. Simone Weil's Encounter with Christ in Marseilles / 13
3. Grant's McMaster Sermon / 17
Part 2 - THE RISE OF MODERNITY
4. Sprouts of Modernity in Medieval Theology / 23
5. Blooms of Modernity in the Reformation and Calvinist Puritanism / 37
6. The Autonomous Subject: Knowing as Willing in Descartes, Bacon and Kant / 49
Part 3 - MYSTICAL EPISTEMOLOGY
7. Etymology of Nous / 65
8. Heidegger's Eckart / 81
9. Weil's Mystical Ascent / 85
Part 4 - GRANTEAN THEOLOGY
10. God the All-Powerful, All-Powerless / 111
11. Consent as Coercion / 123
Part 5 - GRANTEAN JUSTICE
12. Grant's Rhetorical Method / 131
13. Christ at the Checkpoint / 141
Part 6 - PRIMARY SOURCES
14. Previously Unpublished Letters and Journal Entries / 151
15. Reading Simone Weil: Unpublished Excerpt / 199
16. Dalhousie Classnotes on Plato / 201
17. Robin Mathews: The Wave of the Future / 211
18. Grant's References to Martin Luther's Thesis 21 / 213
19. Grant's Readings in Weil: French and English / 219
20. Beyond Dualism: Correspondence with Radical Orthodoxy / 221
Abbreviations / 227
Bibliography of Sources Consulted / 231
- Publication Date:
- 1482592630 / 9781482592634
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Religion, Politics & State