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

Front Cover
Indiana University Press, 1984 - Philosophy - 305 pages
1 Review
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Sovranty - LibraryThing

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

Contents

Whether this philosophical task is worth
12
2B Ontological inadequacy and paradoxical
28
3B Ambivalence and resentment
57
Copyright

22 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1984)

Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

Bibliographic information