Grammars of Resurrection
Grammars of Resurrection

Grammars of Resurrection

A Christian Theology of Presence and Absence


456 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback, Mobipocket, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $30.95 (US $30.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: November 2009

ISBN 9780824525637


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An examination of Christian beliefs centering on the resurrection

Drawing upon an array of resources—ranging from historical research to postmodern trends in philosophy and theology—this comprehensive study situates the resurrection at the center of theological reflection. By examining such subjects as the Christian understanding of history, the meaning of embodiment, the structural dynamics of human violence, the gift of forgiveness, theological aesthetics, spirituality, and the evolution of Christology, this account explores the broad implications of Jesus’ resurrection for Christian imagination, discourse, and practice. This study firmly reclaims the resurrection as the basic grammar for all Christian theological reflection and self-understanding.


"Offers us a genuinely rich and dense account of Christ's Resurrection and the way it opens out human understanding towards a re-imagination of Creation and of God's beauty. . . . [T]he clarity and sober excitement with which [Robinette] writes will surely attract readers into the vision he so compellingly spells out." —James Alison, author, Faith Beyond Resentment"A valuable illustration of characteristics of a new generation of theologians—engaging contrasting schools of theology without polarizing polemics; exploring phenomenological, historical, and textual issues in a post-foundationalist, confessional manner; and confronting postmodern topics concerning the gift and body, identity and power." —Bradford Hinze, professor of theology, Fordham University "For a first book [Grammars] is quite simply remarkable. It will, I predict, establish Robinette as one of the best Catholic theologians of his generation. It demonstrates the workings of a powerfully synthetic theological mind . . . [and] displays as pleasing a writing style as one is likely to find in a contemporary theologian." —Cyril O'Regan, professor of theology, University of Notre Dame

Author Biography

Brian D. Robinette is assistant professor in the department of theological studies at Saint Louis University. He teaches and writes in the areas of Christology and theological anthropology. He lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.