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Title: Radical Eschatology
Subtitle: Westphal, Caputo, and Onto-Theology
Author(s): SANDS, Justin
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 38 Issue: 3 Date: 2014
This article explores Merold Westphal’s attempts to overcome onto-theology in the works, Overcoming Onto-Theology and Transcendence and Self-Transcendence. In so doing, this inquiry employs the critiques John Caputo has levied against Westphal’s thinking in order to reveal that Westphal’s philosophy is deeply eschatological and can be better read as a fundamental theology. As a fundamental theology, Westphal’s work also reveals itself to have important pastoral implications for a Protestant faith which can lead to stronger dialogue to Catholic systematic theology, particularly on issues such as pneumatology and soteriology.