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By Christopher Craig Brittain

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969), the German sociologist and thinker used to be one of many highbrow leaders of the post-war Frankfurt college. This ebook offers and analyzes Adorno's writings on theology and faith in a transparent and obtainable demeanour. it's certain at top point undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, and won't presuppose any familiarity with Adorno. The e-book incorporates a basic creation to Adorno's suggestion, and examines his courting with the paintings of Walter Benjamin and Jewish theology, his war of words with clinical positivism (Karl Popper), and his feedback of the "Culture undefined" and beliefs. All of those themes are explored with awareness to how they interact with modern debates inside of theology. this can be entire by way of bringing Adorno's paintings into discussion with significant issues and authors. the amount concludes through highlighting a frequently missed point of Adorno's writing - his philosophy of song - and the way this aesthetic appreciation of the elegant informs modern theological reflection.

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