The God Who May Be: A Hermeneutics of Religion (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

The God Who May Be: A Hermeneutics of Religion (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

by Richard Kearney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253339987

ISBN-13: 9780253339980

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy.... and [he] joins hands with its fundamental project, asking the question 'what'or who'comes after the God of metaphysics?'" — John D. Caputo

Engaging some of the most urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard

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"Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy.... and [he] joins hands with its fundamental project, asking the question 'what'or who'comes after the God of metaphysics?'" — John D. Caputo

Engaging some of the most urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard Kearney proposes that instead of thinking of God as 'actual, ' God might best be thought of as the possibility of the impossible. By pulling away from biblical perceptions of God and breaking with dominant theological traditions, Kearney draws on the work of Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Heidegger, and others to provide a surprising and original answer to who or what God might be. For Kearney, the intersecting dimensions of impossibility propel religious experience and faith in new directions, notably toward views of God that are unforeseeable, unprogrammable, and uncertain. Important themes such as the phenomenology of the persona, the meaning of the unity of God, God and desire, notions of existence and diffA(c)rance, and faith in philosophy are taken up in this penetrating and original work.

Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and University College, Dublin. He is author of many books on modern philosophy and culture, including Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers, The Wake of Imagination, and The Poetics of Modernity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253339980
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Toward a Phenomenology of the Persona9
2I Am Who May Be20
3Transfiguring God39
4Desiring God53
5Possibilizing God80
Conclusion: Poetics of the Possible God101
Notes113
Bibliography161
Index171

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