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Not for the Healthy

John Caputo (1940) is an American philosopher who is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. Caputo is a major figure associated with Postmodern Christianity, Continental Philosophy of Religion, as well as the founder of the theological movement known as weak theology. Much of Caputo's work focuses on hermeneutics, phenomenology, deconstruction and radical theology.

In this essay, Caputo offers a wonderful reflection on the relationship between fire, Deconstruction and Pyrotheology, before offering some thoughts on what the future of Pyrotheology might be. In my response, I look at these and reflect one area that Caputo and I initially seem to disagree.