Approaching God: Between Phenomenology and Theology

2014.03.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patrick Masterson, Approaching God: Between Phenomenology and Theology, Bloomsbury, 2013, 204pp, $29.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.03.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patrick Masterson, Approaching God: Between Phenomenology and Theology, Bloomsbury, 2013, 204pp, $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781623563080. Reviewed by Felix Ó Murchadha, National University of Ireland, Galway Patrick Masterson's new book is a welcome contribution to the debate concerning the meta-phenomenological and meta-theological question of the mode of approach to and from God. Indeed, as he tells us in the first line of the Introduction, the title is deliberately ambiguous between the approach to God and being approached by God. The word 'approach' itself speaks of nearness, of coming near; yet God seems to be, if at all, distant. The first chapter on Phenomenology concentrates on the work of Jean-Luc Marion. Masterson is clear about the merits of a phenomenological approach as manifest in Marion's account, emphasizing the attentiveness to personal experience, its resistance to any. . .

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