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God and Being: An Enquiry

George Pattison


Western theology has long regarded ‘Being’ as a category pre-eminently applicable to God, the supreme Being who is also the source of all existence. This idea was challenged in the later philosophy of Martin Heidegger and identified with the position he called ‘onto-theology’. Heidegger's critique was repeated and radicalized in so-called postmodern thought, to the point that many theologians and philosophers of religion now want to talk instead of God as ‘beyond Being’ or ‘without Being’. Against this background, ‘God and Being’ attempts to look again at why the ideas of God and Being got ass ... More

Keywords: God, Being, ontotheology, time, language, love, embodiment, possibility, hope, Heidegger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Pattison, author
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford
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