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In Theological Territories, David Bentley Hart, one of America's most eminent contemporary writers on religion, reflects on the state of theology "at the borders" of other fields of discourse--metaphysics, philosophy of mind, science, the arts, ethics, and biblical hermeneutics in particular. The book advances many of Hart's larger theological projects, developing and deep ...more
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Published April 15th 2020 by University of Notre Dame Press
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Jacob Aitken
Hart, David Bentley. Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2020.

This collection of essays reveals David Bentley Hart at his extreme best and extreme worst. In other words, it’s like everything else he has written.

Early Notes

Description of phenomenology: it always evokes a prior metaphysical deduction “because it always already assumes a metaphysical premise: that there is a real correlation between the givenness of the phenomena and
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David
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
David Bentley Hart has been one of my favorite theologians over the past few years: from The Experience of God to The Beauty of the Infinite to The Doors of the Sea and That All Shall Be Saved, I’ve had my mind shaped and challenged by Hart. Those four books, as well as his books on Christian history (Atheist Delusions and The Story of Christianity) are all brilliant. His books of essays and lectures, as all books of essays and lectures are, have always been uneven. Some lectures resonate, some ...more
Kevin Staley
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the variety of subject areas! I have read and studied works in all but one, that being the literature section. The literature section challenged me to expand my reading in that area, so I intend to start by reading the works of those DBH covered in this book.

I continue to enjoy and appreciate DBH's perspectives in philosophy, theology, culture, science, and literature. Even if you dislike some, or all of his writings, IMHO he ought not to be ignored by any person who values though
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Richard Pütz
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-read to fully appreciate why one must understand that ethics, science, literature, and biblical hermeneutics are a seamless garment of our understanding of the difference in human beings and the difference it makes. We can more easily see why religion, science, and the Divine are one.
John
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really very good series of essays on theological and related points. I highly recommend everyone read David Bently Hart!!!
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David Bentley Hart, an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion and a philosopher, writer, and cultural commentator, is a fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. He lives in South Bend, IN.

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