By Patrick Masterson

Approaching God explores the ways that phenomenology, metaphysics and theological enquiry can throw mild upon one another. it is a subject of significant curiosity and significance 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 favorable position in theological reflection-what form of philosophy? The first-person philosophical point of view of phenomenology or the target philosophical standpoint of metaphysics?

Masterson devotes 3 chapters to, respectively, phenomenological, metaphysical, and theological techniques to God. every one are obvious as lively by way of a primary precept from which a complete account of every thing is expounded to follow-'Human awareness' on the subject of phenomenology; 'Being' in terms of metaphysics; and 'God' in terms of theology.

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

Masterson keeps that each one 3 ways are wanted in attempting to communicate competently approximately God-they are irreducible yet complementary.

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