God, Guilt, and Death: An Existential Phenomenology of Religion

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Indiana University Press, 1984 - Philosophy - 305 pages
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In this important contribution to the philosophy of religion, Merold Westphal explains what it means to be religious. Employing the phenomenological method developed by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Paul Ricoeur, Westphal demonstrates that one need not be a believer to understand the religious experience.

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The author attempts to resolve guilt and death - what he considers two main problems with human existence - in this book/thesis. Supporting evidence is well stated, if not a bit over exampled. This ... Read full review


Whether this philosophical task is worth
2B Ontological inadequacy and paradoxical
3B Ambivalence and resentment

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Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

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