The Problem of Perception and the Experience of God Paperback

Toward a Theological Empiricism

by Sameer Yadav;


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The Problem of Perception and the Experience of God

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A fundamental problem in Christian theology has been that of determining whether God can be an object of experience and how we should account for God's empirical availability to us. The central claim in this work is that there is a radical mistake in many contemporary accounts that require grounding a theological story of God's availability to us in experience in a prior general philosophical theory of perception. Instead, it is argued that the philosophical problem of perception is a pseudoproblem and that in virtue of their entanglement with that pseudoproblem, the influential accounts of Christian religious experience, such as in Jean-Luc Marion, Kevin Hector, or William P. Alston, are at bottom incoherent. This study concludes with a new reading of Gregory of Nyssa and his theology of the spiritual senses, which is free from the bewitchment of the problem of perception. This critical retrieval of Nyssen opens the path toward a viable contemporary theological empiricism - one that characterizes both tasks of theological contemplation and spiritual formation in terms of a receptivity and responsiveness to the perceptible presence and agency of God in the world.

The Problem of Perception and the Experience of God by Sameer Yadav was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in May 2015. The ISBN for The Problem of Perception and the Experience of God is 9781451488852.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (May 2015)
Weight516g
Number of Pages509
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781451488852
ISBN-101451488858
Product Code4317435
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