On mysticism, ontology, and modernity: a theological engagement with secularity

This new study offers a serious and long-overdue examination of the unstable bifurcation between theology and secularity. Rather than understanding these two formative elements of culture to be in a constant state of opposition, the author chooses an alternative path toward their reconciliation. In...

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Main Author: Shaw, Christopher David 1982-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Bern Berlin Bruxelles Frankfurt am Main New York Wien Peter Lang [2018]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Eckhart Meister 1260-1328 / Mysticism / Ontology
B Mysticism / Theology / The Modern
B Eckhart Meister 1260-1328 / Mysticism / Ontology / Reception / Theology / Philosophy / The Modern / Secularization
B Theology / Secularization
Further subjects:B Secularism
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Summary:This new study offers a serious and long-overdue examination of the unstable bifurcation between theology and secularity. Rather than understanding these two formative elements of culture to be in a constant state of opposition, the author chooses an alternative path toward their reconciliation. In this way, a constructive relationship is developed between secular and theological ideas wherein they symbiotically challenge one another in such a way as to create new and/or re-examined opportunities for thinking about God, the world, and, indeed, the self.0The book first of all embarks upon a hermeneutical reading of Meister Eckhart?s defining statement that 'Being is God' and ultimately arrives (via Kant, Hegel, Gadamer, Henry, and others) at a mystically informed understanding of God?s presence both in the world and in the 'heart and mind' of the human experience ? an understanding that defies conventional categories and static cultural identities. It is an important study of the history, the present, and the future of religious thought, presenting a hopeful image of unity and love in a world that has been for too long divided by difference
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 291-322
ISBN:3034319886