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On Mysticism, Ontology, and Modernity : A Theological Engagement With Secularity - New (Hardcover)

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This new study offers a serious and long-overdue examination of the unstable bifurcation between theology and secularity. Rather than understanding these two formative elements of culture to be in a constant state of opposition, the author chooses an alternative path toward their reconciliation. In this way, a constructive relationship is developed between secular and theological ideas wherein they symbiotically challenge one another in such a way as to create new and/or re-examined opportunities for thinking about God, the world, and, indeed, the self.

The book first of all embarks upon a hermeneutical reading of Meister Eckhart’s defining statement that «Being is God» and ultimately arrives (via Kant, Hegel, Gadamer, Henry, and others) at a mystically informed understanding of God’s presence both in the world and in the «heart and mind» of the human experience – an understanding that defies conventional categories and static cultural identities. It is an important study of the history, the present, and the future of religious thought, presenting a hopeful image of unity and love in a world that has been for too long divided by difference.

Edition: New
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Christopher Shaw
Language: English
Street Date: January 4, 2018
TCIN: 53486080
UPC: 9783034319881
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-4439

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