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Being-in-CreationHuman Responsibility in an Endangered World$
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Brian Treanor, Bruce Benson, and Norman Wirzba

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823264995

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.001.0001

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Face of Nature, Gift of Creation

Face of Nature, Gift of Creation

Thoughts Toward a Phenomenology of Ktisis

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(p.74) Face of Nature, Gift of Creation
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Being-in-Creation
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Bruce Foltz

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0005

Bruce Foltz points out the inadequacy of works like “environment” and “nature” for capturing what Hölderlin calls elsewhere “the wonderfully all-present.” “Nature” and “environment” are shallow and inadequate words that immediately entangle us in problematic dualisms and scientific presuppositions. Heidegger suggested that physis is a more appropriate Leitword (key word), one that facilitates the reenchantment of the world and, indeed, an awakening of the holy.

Keywords:   Holderin, Physis, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Ktisis, Creatio, Materiality, Christianity

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