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Approaching God : between phenomenology and theology

Author: Patrick Masterson
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
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Approaching God explores the ways in which phenomenology, metaphysics and theological enquiry can throw light upon each other. This is a matter of great interest and importance to the future of philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion. What, if anything, has philosophical reflection about God to contribute to Christian theology? And if indeed philosophy plays a positive role in theological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Masterson, Patrick.
Approaching God
(OCoLC)842364318
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Masterson
ISBN: 9781623564254 1623564255
OCLC Number: 864685038
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages)
Contents: Cover; HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1 Phenomenology; Religion; Phenomenology --
introduction; Phenomenology of religion; Jean-Luc Marion; Remarks; Transcendence and experience; Phenomenology and Revelation; 2 Metaphysics; Introduction; Finite and infinite --
two doubtful approaches; The metaphysical meaning of finite being; Arguing to the existence of infinite being; The metaphysical meaning of infinite being; Brief discussion of objections; Coexistence of finite and infinite being; Summary and conclusion; 3 Theology; Introduction; The believing subject. Karl BarthThomas Aquinas; The object of faith; Remarks; 4 Spirit; Introduction; Hegel --
early work; Spirit; Hegel and theism; Religion and philosophy; Remarks; 5 Comparisons; Introduction; Phenomenology versus metaphysics; Metaphysics versus phenomenology; Phenomenology and metaphysics; 6 Relationships; Introduction; Creation; Divinization; Conclusions; Introduction; External and internal viewpoints; Complementarity; Interaction of theology and philosophy; General conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Patrick Masterson.

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Approaching God explores the ways in which phenomenology, metaphysics and theological enquiry can throw light upon each other. This is a matter of great interest and importance to the future of philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion. What, if anything, has philosophical reflection about God to contribute to Christian theology? And if indeed philosophy plays a positive role in theological reflection-what kind of philosophy? The first-person philosophical perspective of phenomenology or the objective philosophical perspective of metaphysics? Masterson devotes three chapters to, re.

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The title of this volume by Masterson (emer., University College Dublin) is appropriately ambiguous. Is it God that one is approaching in philosophy and theology? Or merely discourses about `God'? Read more...

 
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