By Felix Ó Murchadha

ISBN-10: 0253010098

ISBN-13: 9780253010094

How does Christian philosophy tackle phenomena on the planet? Felix Ó Murchadha believes that seeing, listening to, or differently sensing the realm via religion calls for transcendence or considering via glory and evening (being and meaning). by way of demanding a lot of Western metaphysics, Ó Murchadha exhibits how phenomenology opens new rules approximately being, and the way philosophers of "the theological turn" have addressed questions of construction, incarnation, resurrection, time, love, and religion. He explores the potential of a phenomenology of Christian existence and argues opposed to any uncomplicated separation of philosophy and theology or cause and religion.

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Discourse in this understanding is about things and about things in the world. Levinas, in denying this primacy of world to discourse, begins with the “divine word”: To hear the divine word does not amount to knowing an object; it is to be in relation with a substance overflowing its own idea in me. . 52 The divine word is that word which traces god in the world, specifically in the scriptures. But the divine word is by no means confined to this. ” The divine word is that word which is heard above the din of the world, a word irreducible to Christianity and Philosophy | 17 the economy of the world.

Being is nothing, but rather the event of things: Ereignis. “That is the essential swaying of be-ing [Seyn] itself. 40 This leap is one which responds to a historical situation—responds, that is, to the historicity of the present and does so through a resolute taking up of a heritage, namely, that of the first beginning. ” 41 Such a sacrifice renounces the cosmology of Greek philosophy for an event which can be prepared for without expectation. ” In these discussions of the ‘last god’ we can hear a Nietzschean tone working through Hölderlin-like motifs.

To live in the world as if not of the world is for Heidegger to live precisely in relation Christianity and Philosophy | 15 to the world as the event of worldliness: what happens in the world in that case can be set aside; responsibility consists in listening to the worlding of the world in and through that which happens in the world. But such a way of being tends toward an indifference to the world, against which Paul warned the Corinthians. Heidegger’s critique of metaphysics remains Greek. It is a critique in terms of the ontological difference, a difference which is of the world.

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