Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation

Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation

by Oliver Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521817188

ISBN-13: 9780521817189

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Christian theologians representing different fields of interest gathered in Birmingham, England in the spring of 1999 to engage with Christianity as an existential and dialectical religion. They agree that the dimension of negativity, or apophasis, most often associated with the canon of Christian mystical texts, also belongs to mainstream Christianity, and can be…  See more details below

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Christian theologians representing different fields of interest gathered in Birmingham, England in the spring of 1999 to engage with Christianity as an existential and dialectical religion. They agree that the dimension of negativity, or apophasis, most often associated with the canon of Christian mystical texts, also belongs to mainstream Christianity, and can be found in theological works not normally considered mystical. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817189
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction1
1Apophaticism, idolatry and the claims of reason11
2The quest for a place which is 'not-a-place': the hiddenness of God and the presence of God35
3The gift of the Name: Moses and the burning bush61
4Aquinas on the Trinity76
5Vere tu es Deus absconditus: the hidden God in Luther and some mystics94
6The deflections of desire: negative theology in trinitarian disclosure115
7The formation of mind: Trinity and understanding in Newman136
8'In the daylight forever?': language and silence159
9Apophasis and the Shoah: where was Jesus Christ at Auschwitz?185
10Soundings: towards a theological poetics of silence201
Select bibliography223
Index226

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