Temporality and Trinity

2015.11.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Reviewed by Scott M. Campbell, Nazareth College of Rochester In this brief yet insightful book, Peter Manchester looks
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2015.11.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Reviewed by Scott M. Campbell, Nazareth College of Rochester In this brief yet insightful book, Peter Manchester looks backwards, using Martin Heidegger to interpret Augustine, as though the thinker who lived later were somehow influencing the earlier one. This approach is refreshing. Instead of tracing the historical development of ideas, Manchester explicates Heidegger's trinitarian understanding of temporality in Being and Time in order to shed light on the human image of God in Augustine's On Trinity. This approach demands that one look deeply into the issues and, instead of treating philosophy as intellectual history, take up the matters themselves and search for insights, which is just what Manchester does. He proceeds by closely reading philosophical and religious texts in order to open up a way of thinking about the temporality of the human being... Read More

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