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Ages of the World and Creation <i>ex Nihilo</i>, Part I

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227211
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823227211.003.0007

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Ages of the World and Creation ex Nihilo, Part I

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This chapter focuses on Tillich's appropriation of Schelling for his theology and begins the task of unraveling Schelling's Ages of the World. It attempts to wrest significance out of the sublime depth of unconscious will, which is neither simply material nor simply immaterial, but is at once both and neither. Creation is a struggle for meaning that takes place out of nothing, or out of its own nothingness. Nothingness is already potentially pregnant with meaning, and that meaning takes the form of thought as well as body.

Keywords: Tillich; Schelling; theology; Ages of the World; creation ex nihilo; sublime; unconscious will; creation; nothingness

Chapter.  7922 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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