Title: Total Presence: The language of Jesus and the language of todayAuthor: Thomas J. J. AltizerImprint: Noesis Press/The Davies Group, Publisherssoft cover240 pp.USD 16.00ISBN 978-18885705692016Total Presence is a miniature theology of history, whose revealing chapter titles—The Parabolic Jesus, The Anonymity of God, The Kingdom of God, History and Eschatology, Praxis and Apocalypse, and The Solitude of the End (which concludes with a section on absolute solitude)— attempts to at least partially comprehend the Bible, the Classical world, modernity, and Buddhism. It is limited to the high points of these worlds. Altizer is often asked if one is to read only one book of his which one should it be and he is now tempted to answer, Total Presence. He feels this may well be his best book, “surely my best presentation of Jesus and the Kingdom of God, and it also embraces a larger arena than any of my other books . . . .” This small book contains a full systematic theology, covering all of the points that are fundamental in his theology.ContentsForeword by Lissa McCulloughChapter One The Parabolic JesusThe Theological Problem of SpeechSelf-embodiment and Eschatological SpeechThe Pretextual Identity of SpeechChapter Two The Anonymity of GodThe Anonymity of SelfhoodThe Mystery and Unknowability of GodA New AnonymityChapter Three The Kingdom of GodThe Historical Confrontation of OppositesThe Mystery of the Kingdom of GodThe Kingdom of God Beyond GodChapter Four History and EschatologyThe Apocalyptic Ground of Modern RevolutionRevelation and RevolutionCultural and Political RevolutionChapter Five Praxis and ApocalypseThe Final Presence of HistoryThe Language of PraxisThe Identity of PraxisChapter Six The Solitude of the EndThe Time of the EndThe Way of the EndAbsolute SolitudeIndexAuthorThomas J.J. Altizer is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is one of the most distinctive and creative theological thinkers, and foremost exponent of radical theology of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among which can be numbered Radical Theology and the Death of God, co-authored with William Hamilton; The New Gospel of Christian Atheism; The New Apocalypse: The Radical Christian Vision of William Blake; Genesis and Apocalypse; A Theological Voyage Toward Authentic Christianity; and Living the Death of God: A Theological Memoir.