The God Who Refuses to Appear on Philosophy's Terms

Martin Beck MatuŠtÍk

in Gazing Through a Prism Darkly

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230457
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235223 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

The God Who Refuses to Appear on Philosophy's Terms

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This chapter examines Merold Westphal's critique on the works of Calvin Schrag about the relationship of philosophy and a theistic belief in God. It talks about why neither devils speak as atheist nor god as theist. It reveals that God refuses to appear on philosophy's terms because in God's transcendence, God would appear more otherwise than Being. Also, theism does not explain why the divine “otherwise” ultimately signifies that a personally loving Creator and Redeemer in loving unconditionally always already love also impersonally.

Keywords: Merold Wesphal; Clavin Schrag; theistic belief; philosophy; God

Chapter.  5912 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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