God: The Possible/Impossible

David Tracy and Christian Sheppard

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

God: The Possible/Impossible

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This chapter presents David Tracy's views on the possibility of God when he was interviewed by Christian Sheppard. The exchange focuses on Tracy's new book The God Who May Be: A Hermeneutics of Religion. The discussion reflects on Tracy's views of Kearney and of the present debate on the category of the Impossible for speaking of God. Tracy notes that there are two predecessors of this debate: Angelus Silesius and Kierkegaard writing under the pseudonym Johannes de Silentio, and that it is Derrida who has most fruitfully reread for people the crucial fragments from their texts. The chapter concludes by stating the difference between Tracy's God and the God who May Be.

Keywords: David Tracy; Christian Sheppard; Impossible; Angelus Silesius; Kierkegaard; God; Johannes de Silentio; Jacques Derrida; Richard Kearney

Chapter.  6372 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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