On Becoming God Hardback

Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

by Ben Morgan;


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On Becoming God

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Do we have to conceive of ourselves as isolated individuals, inevitably distanced from other people and from whatever we might mean when we use the word "God"? On Becoming God offers an innovative approach to the history of the modern Western self by looking at human identity as something people do together rather than on their own, as a way of managing and keeping at bay the impulses and experiences associated with the word "God." The "self" is a way of doing things, or of not doing things, with "God." The book draws on phenomenology (Heidegger), gender studies (Beauvoir, Butler), and contemporary neuroscience. It surveys existing approaches to modern selfhood (Foucault, Charles Taylor) and proposes an alternative account by investigating late medieval mysticism, in particular texts written in Germany by Meister Eckhart and others. It concludes by exploring the parallel between late medieval confessors and their spiritual charges, and late-nineteenth-century psychoanalysts and their patients, in search of a vocabulary for acknowledging and nurturing our everyday commitments to others and to our spiritual longings.

On Becoming God by Ben Morgan was published by Fordham University Press in November 2012. The ISBN for On Becoming God is 9780823239924.

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Page last updated 9th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFordham University Press (November 2012)
Weight567g
Number of Pages320
Thickness25 mm
Height231 mm
Width157 mm
ISBN9780823239924
ISBN-100823239926
Product Code4048843
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