Patrick Masterson's Approaching God: Between Phenomenology and Theology PDF

By Patrick Masterson

ISBN-10: 1623563089

ISBN-13: 9781623563080

ISBN-10: 1623563720

ISBN-13: 9781623563721

Approaching God explores the ways that phenomenology, metaphysics and theological enquiry can throw mild upon one another. it is a subject of significant curiosity and significance to the way forward for philosophical theology and the philosophy of faith. What, if whatever, has philosophical mirrored image approximately God to give a contribution to Christian theology? And if certainly philosophy performs a good function in theological reflection-what type of philosophy? The first-person philosophical standpoint of phenomenology or the target philosophical standpoint of metaphysics?

Masterson devotes 3 chapters to, respectively, phenomenological, metaphysical, and theological methods to God. each one are visible as lively by means of a primary precept from which a accomplished account of every little thing is related to follow-'Human recognition' in relation to phenomenology; 'Being' when it comes to metaphysics; and 'God' when it comes to theology.

Although philosophers and theologians corresponding to Ricoeur, Levinas, Kearney, Caputo, and Barth are thought of in brief, Approaching God basically offers a discussion approximately theological and theistic matters among the phenomenological procedure of the major French Christian phenomenologist Jean-Luc Marion and the realist metaphysical technique of Aquinas.

Masterson keeps that each one 3 methods are wanted in attempting to converse competently approximately God-they are irreducible yet complementary.

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