Theology and Difference: The Wound of Reason

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Indiana University Press, Jul 22, 1993 - Philosophy
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"... provocative and rewarding... " -- Religious Studies Review

"... a tour de force."┬ -- Theological Studies

Theology and Difference reconceives the options confronting modern theology and investigates the disputed questions that underlie it. Pressing beyond the ready-made enlightenment offered by the subject-object framework, Walter Lowe uncovers a number of remarkable convergences between the contemporary philosopher Jacques Derrida and the early twentieth-century theologian Karl Barth.


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The concept of God has been discussed, written about, and in both the synthesis of its phenomenology and the antithesis of controversy, it still is a subject of personal speculation and narrative subjectivism. Whether or not, God, was created from man's interactive quest with nature to comprehend its association with its environment and the understanding of the universe observed during long black starry nights, the idea has become objective and subjective. The objectivism, surmounts the entirety of the whole and does not captivate the particulars to demonstrate aberrations in interpretation, although, the particulars are definitely a part of the whole. The subjective interpretation has a cummulative of dissertations, both physical and metaphysical. The physical, involves itself with the experiences of man's interactive role in its cultural environment and the norms imposed by rules and regulation and moral values. These experiences are complex in explanation but yet circumstantial to its evident realism. The metaphysical, with the concept of mysticism, or spiritualism are somewhat full of skepticism and the lack the evidence in retrospective and prospective analysis are invalidated with concrete elements. In my opinion over the years, I believe that the concept of "God", was a creation of man. If I may say an abstract cognitive variable substantiated with reasoning. The reasoning is unexplainable, because it lacks conherent materiality and the total validation of the concept can not be proven antropomorphically. Overall, occurrences happen everyday and its explanations are to convoluted to delineate. Therefore, the principle of omnipresence or ubiquitousness. Yes, it is everywhere and the concept of time is non-existent. Obviously, we must always be at awe about the engineering of all the creatures both physical and nonphysical, meaning the atom and its subatomic particles, which form matter. Thank you.
Andre Adoloffo, BA


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WALTER LOWE is Professor of Systematic Theology at Emory University and author of Mystery and the Unconscious and Evil and the Unconscious.

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