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Brian Gregor is assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Vice President of the Society for Ricoeur Studies.
1. Reflection and Capability: The Formation of Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics
2. Homo incapax: Radical Evil and the Bound Will
3. Transcendence, Poetics, and the Formation of the I Can
4. Capability Reborn: The Hermeneutics of Religion
5. Addressed by the Word: The Hermeneutics of Revelation
6. The Summoned Subject: The Call and the Capable Self
7. Eschatology, Desire, and God
8. Being and God: Reflections on Transcendence, Immanence, and Divine Personhood
9. Violence, the Fundamental, and the Cross
Brian Gregor's "loving struggle" with Ricoeur's philosophical thinking of revelation provides rare and illuminating insights into the secret bridge between "fallible" and "capable" humanity. An indispensable contribution to contemporary religious hermeneutics.
— Richard Kearney, Charles Seelig Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
With clarity, lucidity, and elegance, Brian Gregor demonstrates in this book why not just philosophers but also theologians—indeed, why anyone interested in meaningful engagement with reality—should read Paul Ricoeur. Combining a deeply appreciative account of Ricoeur’s hermeneutics of religion with incisive theological critique, this book is an invaluable contribution to philosophical theology. I have long waited for a presentation of Ricoeur so suitable for a broad range of academic, philosophical, and theological educational contexts.
— Jens Zimmermann, Canada Research Professor in Humanities, Trinity Western University
Some assembly required! Ricoeur's massive corpus does not come prearranged into a more or less coherent whole. By narrating his hermeneutics of religion, Gregor assembles Ricoeur's richly diverse authorship so that we can see its overall structure and the context for each of its parts. The result is a brilliant introduction for the new reader and a challenging, sympathetic but critical interpretation for long time scholars of Ricoeur's work.
— Merold Westphal, Fordham University