On the God of the Possible

Stanislas Breton

in After God

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225316
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236893 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

On the God of the Possible

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This chapter examines the senses of the possible arising from Kearney's conception of the divine. In the first place, it suggests the lightness of taking wing or exceeding the speed limit, so as to leave behind both the finished matters of the past and the actuality of the present. A second path of thought is suggested if one takes the possible in the adverbial form of the perhaps. This rules out the sense of the possible with which Kearney is not concerned such as in logic — the possible figures among the modalities, under two forms: “possibly the case” and “possibly not”. The discussion notes that the God of the possible, the God who may be, is not very distant from the God of the Cross. In both discourses, “God depends on us”, and it is one's responsibility that is engaged in the transfiguration of the world.

Keywords: logic; divine; Richard Kearney; God; Cross; possible

Chapter.  8116 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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