- Title Pages
- Epiphanies of the Everyday: Toward a Micro-Eschatology
- Toward a Fourth Reduction?
- Enabling God
- Maybe, Maybe Not: Richard Kearney and God
- Hermeneutics and the God of Promise
- Kearney's Wager
- Is the Possible Doing Justice to God?
- The God Who May Be and the God Who Was
- Christianity and Possibility
- Quis ergo Amo cum Deum Meum Amo?
- Divinity and Alterity
- On the God of the Possible
- Questions to and from a Tradition in Disarray
- Mystic Maybes
- The Maker Mind and Its Shade
- Divine Metaxology
- Theopoetics of the Possible
- Is God Diminished If We Abscond?
- Prosopon and Icon: Two Premodern Ways of Thinking God
- Desire of God: an Exchange
- Richard Kearney's Enthusiasm
- Hermeneutics of Revelation
- God: The Possible/Impossible
- Kearney's Endless Morning
- Reflecting God
- In Place of a Response
- Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series
- (p.39) Enabling God
- After God
- Fordham University Press
This chapter affirms the freedom that characterizes one's relationship to the divine as a mutual act of giving. It challenges traditional concepts of God as omnipotence. The notion of an all-powerful, autonomous, and self-sufficient deity has a long history ranging from the self-thinking-thought of Aristotelian ontology to the self-subsisting-act or self-causing-cause of medieval scholasticism and modern rationalism. It is a powerful lineage pertaining to a powerful concept of a powerful God. All too often the Omnipotence of Cause comes back in through the back door disguised as an Omnipotence of Love, or Beauty, or Self-Affection. Jean–Luc Marion's cogent essay “God: The Impossible” is a good case in point. The chapter proposes to explore a hermeneutics of the possible God by moving through three concentric circles — scriptural, testimonial, and literary. Traversing this threefold approach, it seeks to identify some key characteristics of God poetically.
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