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

By Patrick Masterson

Approaching God explores the ways that phenomenology, metaphysics and theological enquiry can throw mild upon one another. this can be a subject of serious curiosity and value 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 point of view of phenomenology or the target philosophical point of view of metaphysics?

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

Although philosophers and theologians reminiscent of Ricoeur, Levinas, Kearney, Caputo, and Barth are thought of in short, Approaching God basically presents a discussion approximately theological and theistic matters among the phenomenological procedure of the prime French Christian phenomenologist Jean-Luc Marion and the realist metaphysical process of Aquinas.

Masterson continues that every one 3 ways are wanted in attempting to communicate thoroughly approximately God-they are irreducible yet complementary.

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