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God after Metaphysics : A Theological Aesthetic - Dr. John Panteleimon Manoussakis

God after Metaphysics

A Theological Aesthetic

Hardcover Published: 23rd May 2007
ISBN: 9780253348807
Number Of Pages: 232

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While philosophy believes it is impossible to have an experience of God without the senses, theology claims that such an experience is possible, though potentially idolatrous. In this engagingly creative book, John Panteleimon Manoussakis ends the impasse by proposing an aesthetic allowing for a sensuous experience of God that is not subordinated to imposed categories or concepts. Manoussakis draws upon the theological traditions of the Eastern Church, including patristic and liturgical resources, to build a theological aesthetic founded on the inverted gaze of icons, the augmented language of hymns, and the reciprocity of touch. Manoussakis explores how a relational interpretation of being develops a fuller and more meaningful view of the phenomenology of religious experience beyond metaphysics and onto-theology.

"Elegant and incisive, God after Metaphysics engages the 'theological turn' of contemporary phenomenology at a deeper, richer, and more satisfying level than many recent books. Manoussakis is entirely right to stress the importance of what it means to be 'in relations with God' and to see this as essential to theology today. Well grounded in patristics, Manoussakis shows us that the future of theology and its past are not in contradiction, and must be thought together." Kevin Hart, University of Notre Dame "I have not seen anything in breadth, importance, and intensity like [Manoussakis's] conception of God after metaphysics in all the years I have been teaching at the Sorbonne and the University of Chicago!" Jean-Luc Marion

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Allegoryp. 9
The Metaphysical Chiasmp. 13
The Existential Chiasmp. 35
The Aesthetical Chiasmp. 57
Allegoryp. 73
Prelude: Figures of Silencep. 75
Interlude: Language beyond Difference and Othernessp. 93
Postlude: The Interrupted Selfp. 109
Allegoryp. 119
Touch Me, Touch Me Notp. 123
The Sabbath of Experiencep. 143
Notesp. 159
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780253348807
ISBN-10: 0253348803
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 23rd May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52