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Introduction

George Pattison

in God and Being

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199588688
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191723339 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588688.003.0001
Introduction

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Starting from contemporary debates about the existence of God, the Introduction argues that these would be improved by considering more closely what it might mean for God to be. Attention is drawn to Heidegger's critique of ontotheology and the impact this has had on postmodern philosophy of religion and theology. However, it is argued that before simply accepting that the metaphysics of Being is of no continuing value we should reflect on why Christian tradition found the linkage of ideas of God and being so compelling. These observations are followed by reflections on the general method and approach of the enquiry.

Keywords: God; Being; ontotheology; metaphysics; Heidegger

Chapter.  8210 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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