Book launch and discussion Sartre and Theology by Kate Kirkpatrick
Kate Kirkpatrick, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire; Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Theology, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Jonathan Webber,Professor of Philosophy, University of Cardiff
Johannes Zachhuber,Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, University of Oxford
Chair: Katherine Morris, Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the twentieth century's most prominent atheists. But his philosophy was informed by theological writers and themes in ways that have not previously been acknowledged. In Sartre and Theology, Kirkpatrick examines Sartre's philosophical formation and rarely discussed early work, demonstrating how, and which, theology shaped Sartre's thinking. She also shows that Sartre's philosophy - especially Being and Nothingness and Existentialism is A Humanism - contributed to several prominent twentieth-century theologies, examining Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Liberation theologians' rebuttals and appropriations of Sartre.