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Why the Inner Path Is Insufficient

W. NORRIS CLARKE, S.J.

in The Philosophical Approach to God

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227198
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823227198.003.0004
Why the Inner Path Is Insufficient

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This chapter tries to answer the question: why is the inner path to God through the dynamism of the human spirit insufficient by itself to deliver the full content of the traditional notion of God? The answer to this question cannot be found in the dynamism of one's own spirit considered in itself alone, but in the wider reach of the metaphysics of being itself. The inner path and the cosmic path are interrelated, which means that there is a need for these two to walk hand in hand if they are to reach their common goal of the true God.

Keywords: inner path; cosmic path; God; dynamism; human spirit; metaphysics

Chapter.  2480 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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