By Richard Kearney
Has the passing of the outdated God lead the way for a brand new type of non secular venture, a extra dependable technique to search, sound, and love the issues we name divine? Has the suspension of dogmatic certainties and presumptions opened an area during which we will stumble upon non secular ask yourself anew? located on the cut up among theism and atheism, we've the chance to reply in deeper, freer how you can issues we can't fathom or prove.
Distinguished thinker Richard Kearney calls this ana-theos, or God after God-a second of inventive "not knowing" that indicates a holiday with former sureties and invitations us to forge new meanings from the main old of wisdoms. Anatheism refers to an inaugural occasion that lies on the middle of each nice faith, a bet among hospitality and hostility to the stranger, the other—the feel of anything "more." by way of reading the roots of our personal anatheistic second, Kearney exhibits not just how a go back to God is feasible if you search it but additionally how a extra releasing religion should be born.
Kearney starts off via finding a flip towards sacred secularity in modern philosophy, concentrating on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Paul Ricoeur. He then marks "epiphanies" within the modernist masterpieces of James Joyce, Marcel Proust, and Virginia Woolf. Kearney concludes with a dialogue of the function of theism and atheism in clash and peace, confronting the excellence among sacramental and sacrificial trust or the God who offers lifestyles and the God who takes it away. Accepting that we will be able to by no means make sure approximately God, he argues, is the one approach to rediscover a hidden holiness in existence and to reclaim a regular divinity.
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Anatheism: Returning to God After God (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture) by Richard Kearney