- 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.94) Kearney's Wager
- After God
- Fordham University Press
This chapter argues that Kearney makes a wager in The God Who May Be. He holds that the God of the possible, posse, is much closer to the God of desire and promise than scholasticism's old metaphysical God of pure act, esse. The wager takes more specific forms, namely that it is wiser to interpret divinity as a possibility-to-be than as either pure being in the manner of ontotheology or as a pure non-being in the manner of negative theology; and that it is wiser to take “the mediating course of narrative imagination” between two polar opposites in contemporary thinking about God, that of Levinas, Marion, and at times even Derrida, and that of Campbell, Zizek, Lyotard, Kristeva, and Caputo. The chapter concludes that of all the twentieth-century notions of the possible analyzed by Kearney, Derrida clearly comes the closest to stating what Kearney is after.
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