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Unfinished Man and the Imagination: Toward an Ontology and a Rhetoric of Revelation
by Ray L. Hart
Unfinished Man and the Imagination is a ground-breaking foundational work in theological anthropology that was first published in 1968. Ray Hart is a highly original thinker who, using theological and philosophical categories in imaginative ways, provides a theological account of human being that may serve as the basis for an ontology of revelation.
Paperback, 418 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Westminster John Knox Press
(first published December 1985)
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As awe-inspiring a book as it was the first time I read it, twenty-odd years ago. Actually, probably more awe-inspiring, since I understand more of it than I did then. Hart offers a non-supranaturalistic yet thoroughly realistic account of what revelation is, and how it comes to be received. He draws on an astonishing breadth and depth of acquaintance with the entire Western philosophical tradition (but especially the phenomenologists), Christian symbol and theology from the Bible to the ...more