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By Patrick Masterson

Approaching God explores the ways that phenomenology, metaphysics and theological enquiry can throw gentle upon one another. this can be a subject of significant curiosity and significance to the way forward for philosophical theology and the philosophy of faith. What, if something, has philosophical mirrored image approximately God to give a contribution to Christian theology? And if certainly philosophy performs a good function in theological reflection-what form of philosophy? The first-person philosophical standpoint of phenomenology or the target philosophical viewpoint of metaphysics?

Masterson devotes 3 chapters to, respectively, phenomenological, metaphysical, and theological methods to God. every one are obvious as lively by way of a primary precept from which a finished account of every little thing is related to follow-'Human realization' when it comes to phenomenology; 'Being' in relation to metaphysics; and 'God' when it comes to theology.

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

Masterson keeps that every one 3 techniques are wanted in attempting to converse competently approximately God-they are irreducible yet complementary.

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