The Challenge of God Plenary Address: John D. Caputo
“Tradition and Event: Radicalizing the Catholic Principle," delivered by John D. Caputo at The Challenge of God: Continental Philosophy and the Catholic Intellectual Heritage Conference
John D. Caputo is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. Caputo specializes in continental philosophy of religion, working on approaches to religion and theology in the light of contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction, and also the presence in continental philosophy of radical religious and theological motifs. He is known especially for his notions of radical hermeneutics and the weakness of God.
Response by John McCarthy, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago.