Can theology still operate in the void of post-theism? In attempting to answer this question Agnosis examines the concept of the void itself, tracing a history of nothingness from Augustine through Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Bataille and Derrida, and dialoguing with Japan's Kyoto School philosophers. It is argued that neither Augustinian nor post-Hegelian metaphysics have given a satisfactory understanding of nothingness and that we must look to an experience of nothingness as the best ground for future religious life and thought.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements - Introduction - The Augustinian Inheritance - Nothingness and the Return of Metaphysics - The Experience of the Void - Nothingness and the Place of Religious Experience: An Asian View - Agnosis: Thinking God in the Void - Bibliography - Index