John D. Caputo, the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus (Syracuse University) and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus (Villanova University) is a constructive theologian who has spearheaded a notion he calls “weak theology,” by which he means a “poetics” of the “event” that is harbored in the name (of) God, or that “insists” in the name (of) “God,” which depends upon a reworking of the concepts of the event in Derrida to theological ends. In his majors works he has argued that interpretation goes all the way down (Radical Hermeneutics, 1987), that Derrida is a thinker to be reckoned with by theology (The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, 1997), that theology is best served by getting over its love affair with power and authority and embracing what Caputo calls, taking a phrase from St. Paul, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event, 2006), which won the American Academy of Religion award for excellence in the category of constructive theology. Just this year he published a new book entitled Hermeneutics: Facts and Interpretation in the Age of Information (Penguin/Pelican, 2018) and a second edition of On Religion. Keith Putt has edited The Essential Caputo (Indiana UP, 2018) a collection of his work from the early 1970s to the present. His latest book Cross and Cosmos: A Theology of Difficult Glory is forthcoming from Indiana UP in 2019. Since retiring in 2011, he has also been speaking to various church and community groups interested in a more progressive concept of religion, and addressing more general audiences in books like What Would Jesus Deconstruct? (2006), and Hoping against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim (2015).