98. „A Soundings Interview: ‚Why Are You So Interested in the Wandering People of God?‘ What Theology Can Do For Common Sense“

„A Soundings Interview: ‚Why Are You So Interested in the Wandering People of God?‘ What Theology Can Do For Common Sense“, in: Soundings 79 (1996), 127-148.

The best way to describe my interest might be to start with a quote from Beckett I like very much: „Are you merely interested in the whole, or also in something specific?“ I think under the conditions of a postmodern awareness — the awareness that we have to live with perspectival constructions of the whole — the figures and ciphers for „the whole“ are not satisfactory for religious interpretation. At the same time, we cannot leave our striving for orientation and specificity to moral discourse alone, which simply negotiates and renegotiates common tasks and goals.

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