Divine Nothingness Poems

Divine Nothingness  Poems
Author: Gerald Stern
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-11-03
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780393243512

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From the National Book Award–winning author of This Time, a new volume of poems that explore the very nature of existence. Divine Nothingness is a meditative reflection on the poet’s past and an elegy to love and the experience of the senses in the face of mortality. From the Jersey side of the Delaware River in Lambertville, Gerald Stern explores questions about who and why we are, locating nothingness in the divine and the divine in nothingness. From “What Brings Me Here?” Here I am again and what brings me here to the same wooden bench preaching to the city of Lambertville surrounded by mayapples? For who in the hell is going to lie down with whom in the hell, either inside or outside?

The Other Side of Nothingness

The Other Side of Nothingness
Author: Beverly Lanzetta
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-03-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0791449491

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Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.

Fate and Faith after Heidegger s Contributions to Philosophy

Fate and Faith after Heidegger s Contributions to Philosophy
Author: Peter S. Dillard
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-03-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781532662331

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In this groundbreaking new work, Dillard makes a powerful case for bringing contemporary Christian theology into critical dialogue with Martin Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event). Following his initial receptivity to theology in his early writings, Heidegger becomes increasingly agnostic and even atheistic in the 1930s until the sudden resurgence of religious discourse in Contributions. Dillard shows that there are good reasons for Heidegger’s striking reversal. Key philosophical concepts from Contributions enable Heidegger to overcome earlier theological conundrums left unresolved in his earlier engagements with themes in St. Paul and Luther, while the need to make a fateful decision regarding “the last god” prevents the central philosophical task of Contributions from collapsing into empty tautology or relapsing into objectionable metaphysics. Nevertheless, Heidegger leaves us in the predicament of having no clear idea of how we are to make the crucial decision about divinity. After considering several unsuccessful proposals for escaping the dilemma, Dillard develops a christological solution based on Heidegger’s engagement with the poetry of Georg Trakl. The resulting theological perspective is defended from some possible criticisms and situated within the broader context of contemporary postmetaphysical Heideggerian theology.

Drama of the Divine Economy

Drama of the Divine Economy
Author: Paul M. Blowers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780191635939

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The theology of creation interconnected with virtually every aspect of early Christian thought, from Trinitarian doctrine to salvation to ethics. Paul M. Blowers provides an advanced introduction to the multiplex relation between Creator and creation as an object both of theological construction and religious devotion in the early church. While revisiting the polemical dimension of Christian responses to Greco-Roman philosophical cosmology and heterodox Gnostic and Marcionite traditions on the origin, constitution, and destiny of the cosmos, Blowers focuses more substantially on the positive role of patristic theological interpretation of Genesis and other biblical creation texts in eliciting Christian perspectives on the multifaceted relation between Creator and creation. Greek, Syriac, and Latin patristic commentators, Blowers argues, were ultimately motivated less by purely cosmological concerns than by the urge to depict creation as the enduring creative and redemptive strategy of the Trinity. The 'drama of the divine economy', which Blowers discerns in patristic theology and piety, unfolded how the Creator invested the 'end' of the world already in its beginning, and thereupon worked through the concrete actions of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to realize a new creation.

Divine Providence and Human Agency

Divine Providence and Human Agency
Author: Alexander S. Jensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-13
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781317148876

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Divine Providence and Human Agency develops an understanding of God and God's relation to creation that perceives God as sovereign over creation while, at the same time, allowing for a meaningful notion of human freedom. This book provides a bridge between contemporary approaches that emphasise human freedom, such as process theology and those influenced by it, and traditional theologies that stress divine omnipotence.This book argues that it is essential for Christian theology to maintain that God is ultimately in charge of history: otherwise there would be no solid grounds for Christian hope. Yet, the modern human self-understanding as free agent within certain limitations must be taken seriously. Jensen approaches this apparent contradiction from within a consistently trinitarian framework. Jensen argues that a Christian understanding of God must be based on the experience of the saving presence of Christ in the Church, leading to an apophatic and consistently trinitarian theology. This serves as the framework for the discussion of divine omnipotence and human freedom. On the basis of the theological foundation established in this book, it is possible to frame the problem in a way that makes it possible to live within this tension. Building on this foundation, Jensen develops an understanding of history as the unfolding of the divine purpose and as an expression of God's very being, which is self-giving love and desire for communion. This book offers an important contribution to the debate of the doctrine of God in the context of an evolutionary universe.

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger
Author: Charles Guignon,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1993-02-26
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0521385970

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This volume contains both overviews of Heidegger's life and works and analysis of his most important work, Being and Time.

The Mysticism of Ordinary Life

The Mysticism of Ordinary Life
Author: Andrew Prevot
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2023-01-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780192866967

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The Mysticism of Ordinary Life: Theology, Philosophy, and Feminism presents a new vision of Christian mystical theology. It offers critical interpretations of Catholic theologians, postmodern philosophers, and intersectional feminists who draw on mystical traditions to affirm ordinary life. It raises questions about normativity, gender, and race, while arguing that the everyday experience of the grace of divine union can be an empowering source of social transformation. It develops Christian teachings about the Word made flesh, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and the Christian spiritual life, while exploring the mystical significance of philosophical discourses about immanence, alterity, in-betweenness, nothingness, and embodiment. The discussion of Latino/a and Black sources in North America expands the Western mystical canon and opens new horizons for interdisciplinary dialogue. The volume challenges contemporary culture to recognize and draw inspiration from quotidian manifestations of the unknown God of incarnate love. It includes detailed studies of Grace Jantzen, Amy Hollywood, Catherine Keller, Karl Rahner, Adrienne von Speyr, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Michel Henry, Michel de Certeau, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Gloría Anzaldúa, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Alice Walker, M. Shawn Copeland, and more.

Absurdity and Meaning in Contemporary Philosophy and Jewish Thought

Absurdity and Meaning in Contemporary Philosophy and Jewish Thought
Author: Alan L. Mittleman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2023-09-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781009098267

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Explores the search for life's meaning in contemporary philosophy and in Jewish thought, bringing the two into mutual, respectful conversation.