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The Experience of God: A Postmodern Response

Kevin Hart and Barbara Wall

Abstract

This book provides a series of approaches to the ancient question of whether and how God is a matter of “experience”, or, alternately, to what extent the notion of experience can be true to itself if it does not include God. On the one hand, it seems impossible to experience God: the deity does not offer Himself to sense experience. On the other hand, there have been mystics who have claimed to have encountered God. The essays in this collection seek to explore the topic again, drawing insights from phenomenology, theology, literature, and femini ... More

Keywords: God, experience, deity, mystics, phenomenology, theology, literature, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780823225187
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225187.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Hart, editor
Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Barbara Wall, editor
Department of Philosophy, Villanova University

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