37. Augustine and Postmodernism

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. John D. Caputo

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch37

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

Caputo, J. D. (2012) Augustine and Postmodernism, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch37

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. Syracuse University, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine and postmodernism;
  • Jean-Luc Marion, Interior Meo Intimo;
  • The Confessions, not observing modern boundaries;
  • questionability of self to itself, function of memoria;
  • Loving the vita beata, in the order of desire;
  • phenomenology, a phenomenology of time;
  • Heidegger on theology of creation, God as the first cause of being;
  • staging of Circumfession, “theological”;
  • Lyotard, giving “postmodernism,” a philosophical currency


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Jean-Luc Marion: Interior Meo Intimo

  • Heidegger: Terra Difficultatis

  • Derrida: Quid Ergo Amo, Cum Deum Amo?

  • Lyotard: Sero te Amavi

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading