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The God Who May Be: A Hermeneutics of Religion

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"Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy.... and [he] joins hands with its fundamental project, asking the question 'what'or who'comes after the God of metaphysics?'" --John D. Caputo

Engaging some of the most urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard Kearney proposes that inst
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Indiana University Press (first published 2001)
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Mick
Jan 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is not an easy read - lots of very academic language and some scholarly jargon. In fact, I'd have to suggest listening to the three-part series of "Ideas" podcasts from the Canadian Public Radio where Kearney is interviewed and discusses all this stuff. Still, I am totally convinced that what Kearney is getting at here is about as close to what I've come to believe as anything ever has been. I won't assert that this is life-changing stuff for everyone, but it is for me. ...more
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Feb 25, 2012 marked it as partial-credit
Shelves: philosophy
I was fortunate to take a few classes with Professor Kearney. He is a very sympathetic, nuanced thinker. There is an audio-interview with him
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Hathaway
Aug 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy, religion
I have read this book a few times and find something new to chew on with each reread. This is another of my books with heavy margin scribblings.

Faith or not, Kearney's premise is intriguing. And hopeful.
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Nick Buck
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Kearney's discussion of possibility, of (the power of) God as posse instead of esse, has been critical for me. Love his style and brevity. ...more
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Thought-provoking philosophy of religion.
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Richard Kearney is the Charles Seelig professor of philosophy at Boston College and has taught at many universities including University College Dublin, the Sorbonne, and the University of Nice.

He studied at Glenstal Abbey under the Benedictines until 1972, and was a 1st Class Honours graduate in Philosophy in the Bachelor of Arts graduate class of 1975 in UCD. He completed an M.A. at McGill Unive
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