God after Metaphysics: A Theological Aesthetic

God after Metaphysics: A Theological Aesthetic

by John Panteleimon Manoussakis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253348803

ISBN-13: 9780253348807

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

While philosophy believes it is impossible to have an experience of God without the senses, theology claims that such an experience is possible, though potentially idolatrous. In this engagingly creative book, John Panteleimon Manoussakis ends the impasse by proposing an aesthetic allowing for a sensuous experience of God that is not subordinated to imposed

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While philosophy believes it is impossible to have an experience of God without the senses, theology claims that such an experience is possible, though potentially idolatrous. In this engagingly creative book, John Panteleimon Manoussakis ends the impasse by proposing an aesthetic allowing for a sensuous experience of God that is not subordinated to imposed categories or concepts. Manoussakis draws upon the theological traditions of the Eastern Church, including patristic and liturgical resources, to build a theological aesthetic founded on the inverted gaze of icons, the augmented language of hymns, and the reciprocity of touch. Manoussakis explores how a relational interpretation of being develops a fuller and more meaningful view of the phenomenology of religious experience beyond metaphysics and onto-theology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253348807
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,181,421
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Part One. Seeing
Allegory 1
1. The Metaphysical Chiasm
2. The Existential Chiasm
3. The Aesthetical Chiasm
Part Two. Hearing
Allegory 2
4. Figures of Silence: Prelude
5. Language beyond Difference and Otherness: Interlude
6. The Interrupted Self: Postlude
Part Three. Touching
Allegory 3
7. Touch Me, Touch Me Not
8. The Sabbath of Experience
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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