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God being nothing : toward a theogony

Author: Ray L Hart
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Series: Religion and postmodernism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ray L. Hart offers a radical speculative theology that profoundly challenges classical understandings of the divine. God Being Nothing contests the conclusions of numerous orthodoxies through a probing question: How can thinking of God reach closure when the subjects of creation are themselves unfinished, when God’s self-revelation in history is ongoing, when the active manifestation of God is still occurring?  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray L Hart
ISBN: 9780226359625 022635962X
OCLC Number: 920017585
Description: xii, 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: pre-facing the divine; Thinking the what and the who; God the word; God the name; Saying the ineffable; Thinking nothingness; A caveat concerning cosmogony --
Topos 1 Theogony (theogonia) : godhead and god; Godhead and god: why distinguish them?; Emergence-y of the divine god; The defaults of being; The genesis and default of god; God qua determinate creator; Godhead qua abyssal indeterminacy of divine wisdom; Godhead qua abyssal indeterminate desire; Godhead differently determinate qua creator and redeemer; Between godhead and god: pneumatic chora --
Topos 2 Cosmogony (kosmogonia): god and creature; The one and the many; Principle (quod est) and principal (quo est); Taxonomy of finite modal wholes; Creatio ex nihilo; The mise-en-scène of creation; Creation within the scène of eternity; The problematic of time; The problematic of the two nots; The problematic of Christology --
Topos 3 Anthropogony: creature and god; Human existence between two nots; Interlude: the sur-prise of "i exist, here, now"; The bicameral house of human being; Creatio in imago Dei et ad imaginem Verbum; Between becoming and unbecoming; Becoming; Unbecoming; Unbecoming as ascesis; Sacrifice --
Postscript: afterthinking theology as hermeneutics; The hermeneutical spiral; An imperfect conclusion --
Appendix A What did the Cartesian cogito establish as a starting point for thinking the human being who thinks God? --
Appendix B Fault and fall in human existence.
Series Title: Religion and postmodernism.
Responsibility: Ray L. Hart.

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"Ray L. Hart offers a radical speculative theology that profoundly challenges classical understandings of the divine. God Being Nothing contests the conclusions of numerous orthodoxies through a probing question: How can thinking of God reach closure when the subjects of creation are themselves unfinished, when God’s self-revelation in history is ongoing, when the active manifestation of God is still occurring? Drawing on a lifetime of reading in philosophy and religious thought, Hart unfolds a vision of God perpetually in process: an unfinished God being self-created from nothingness. Breaking away from the traditional focus on divine persons, Hart reimagines the Trinity in terms of theogony, cosmogony, and anthropogony in order to reveal an ever-emerging Godhead who encompasses all of temporal creation and, within it, human existence. The book’s ultimate implication is that Being and Nonbeing mutually participate in an ongoing process of divine coming-to-birth and dying that implicates all things, existent and nonexistent, temporal and eternal. God’s continual generation from nothing manifests the full actualization of freedom: the freedom to create ex nihilo."--Amazon.com.

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