The otherness of God / edited by Orrin F. Summerell.

Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1998.
viii, 306 pages ; 23 cm.


  • Studies in religion and culture (Charlottesville, Va.) [More in this series]
  • Studies in religion and culture
Summary note
This volume offers essays on the nature of God and the fundamental tasks of philosophy and theology written by internationally recognized thinkers in the distinct fields of philosophy, religious studies, and theology. The Otherness of God traces the lineage of its theme from Plato and Aristotle through Neoplatonic, medieval, and Renaissance expression, and on through Reformation thought and German idealism to dialectical theology and deconstruction. This provocative collection, drawn primarily from an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Virginia, should attract those interested in the philosophy of religion, the history of philosophy and theology, and the theological interpretation of secular culture.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction : when God is not deity
  • The otherness of Anselm
  • God and creature in the eternity and time of nonbeing (or nothing) : afterthinking Meister Eckhart
  • The otherness of God as coincidence, negation, and not-otherness in Nicholas of Cusa : an explication and critique
  • The contemporary relevance of Luther's insistence on the otherness of God
  • The desire to know God in Schleiermacher's Dialektik
  • The otherness of the thinking of being : Heidegger's conception of the theological difference
  • The becoming of metaphysics
  • Faith as the overcoming of ontological xenophobia
  • Postmodern times
  • God is wholly other--almost : différance and the hyperbolic alterity of God
  • The otherness of God as an image of Satan
  • God's otherness as God's secularity : on the challenge of theology in a postmodern age
  • The living God and the endangered reality of life
  • Divine command ethics and the otherness of God
  • Ecology and eschatology : science and theological modeling.
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