The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

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About the Author
Florian Klug, STD/STL, is a researcher and lecturer at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany.
Marcus Pound is Assistant Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University, and lecturer in Catholic Theology. His is the author of Theology, Psychoanalysis, and Trauma, and Slavoj Zizek: A (Very) Critical Introduction.

"Weaving together biblical testimony and Lacanian psychoanalysis, continental thought and conciliar documents, this book charts a promising course for Catholic theology by reimagining authority, not as an assertion of sovereign domination, but as an encounter and an opening to freedom." -- Adam Kotsko, author of Neoliberalism's Demons

The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary treatment, engaging with Scripture, postmodern philosophy, and philosophical theology, which offers a challenging and fundamental contribution to current debates on church doctrine and authority." -- Stephan Van Erp, KU Leuven

"This is a deeply innovative and intelligent book . . . a stimulating interpretation of doctrine in the Catholic tradition as proclamations of hope and anticipation--that attempts to live in the gulf between human historicity and the intrusion of God into the world." --Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft, University of Cambridge

"This is an important book because it reminds women and men of today that the Christian God is a God of history. This has enormous consequences in order to understand the importance of language and ritual for religion and faith, in our age of god-like, all-powerful algorithms and big data." --Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University

"With wisdom, discernment, and a good deal of savvy, Klug models not only a deep and abiding commitment to a fides quaerens intellectum, but also the kind of intellectual charity, conceptual breadth, and genuine insight that characterize modern systematic theology at its best." --Jay Martin, University of Notre Dame

"This creative study persuasively underscores doctrine's role within the church's life as a response to, and as mediating an encounter with, the God revealed by Jesus Christ who remains semper maior." --Ryan G. Duns, SJ, Marquette University