By Catherine Keller
The event of the very unlikely churns up in our epoch at any time when a collective dream turns to trauma: politically, sexually, economically, and with a definite ultimacy, ecologically. Out of an historic theological lineage, the determine of the cloud involves exhibit chance within the face of the very unlikely. An previous mystical nonknowing of God now hosts a present wisdom of uncertainty, of indeterminate and interdependent results, very likely catastrophic. but the connectivity and collectivity of social activities, of the delicate, not likely webs of an alternate suggestion of life, maintain materializing--a haunting wish, densely entangled, suggesting a extra convivial, relational world.
Catherine Keller brings technique, feminist, and ecopolitical theologies into transdisciplinary dialog with continental philosophy, the quantum entanglements of a "participatory universe," and the writings of Nicholas of Cusa, Walt Whitman, A. N. Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and Judith Butler, to strengthen a "theopoetics of nonseparable difference." worldwide hobbies, own embroilments, spiritual variety, the inextricable family members of people and nonhumans--these phenomena, of their unsettling togetherness, are exceeding our capability to understand and deal with. by way of staging a sequence of encounters among the nonseparable and the nonknowable, Keller exhibits what should be born from our cloudiest entanglement.