"Recovers a 15th-century thinker s original insights for theology and philosophy today"
Societies today, says Johannes Hoff, are characterized by their inability to reconcile seemingly black-and-white scientific rationality with the ambiguity of postmodern pop culture. In the face of this crisis, his book "The Analogical Turn" recovers the fifteenth-century thinker Nicholas of Cusa s alternative vision of modernity to develop a fresh perspective on the challenges of our time.
In contrast to his mainstream contemporaries, Cusa s appreciation of individuality, creativity, and scientific precision was deeply rooted in the analogical rationality of the Middle Ages. He revived and transformed the tradition of scientific realism in a manner that now, retrospectively, offers new insights into the completely ordinary chaos of postmodern everyday life.
Hoff s original study offers a new vision of the history of modernity and the related secularization narrative, a deconstruction of the basic assumptions of postmodernism, and an unfolding of a liturgically grounded concept of common-sense realism."