Transcendence and Self-transcendence Paperback

On God and the Soul

by Merold Westphal;

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Transcendence and Self-transcendence

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The question of the transcendence of God has traditionally been thought in terms of the difference between pantheism, which affirms that God is wholly "within" the world, and theism, which affirms that God is both "within" and "outside" the world, both immanent and transcendent. Against Heidegger's critique of onto-theology and the general post-modern concern for respecting and preserving the difference of the other, Merold Westphal seeks to rethink divine transcendence in relation to modes of human self-transcendence. Touching upon Spinoza, Hegel, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Aquinas, Barth, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, Westphal's work centres around a critique of onto-theology, the importance of alterity, the decentered self, and the autonomous transcendental ego. Westphal's phenomenology of faith sets this book into the main currents of Continental philosophy of religion today.

Transcendence and Self-transcendence by Merold Westphal was published by Indiana University Press in July 2004. The ISBN for Transcendence and Self-transcendence is 9780253216878.

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Page last updated 23rd January 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (July 2004)
Number of Pages248
Thickness20 mm
Height240 mm
Width154 mm
Product Code1225687
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