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On the Absence and Unknowability of God

Christos Yannaras
On the Absence and Unknowability of God

On the Absence and Unknowability of God

Christos Yannaras

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First published in 1967, this book has become a contemporary classic. Yannaras begins by outlining Heidegger's analysis of the fate of Western metaphysics, which ends, he argues, in a nihilistic atheism. Yannaras points to a God `beyond being', who escapes the criticism of Heidegger, and provides an alternative to Heidegger's nihilistic conclusion.

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This book, one of the earliest by Christos Yannaras, was first published in 1967 and has become a contemporary classic. Yannaras begins by outlining Heidegger's analysis of the fate of western metaphysics, which ends, he argues, in a nihilistic atheism. Yannaras's response is largely to accept Heidegger's analysis, but to argue that, although it applies to the western tradition of what Heidegger calls "onto theology" (which regards God as a 'being', even if the highest), it does not take account of the Orthodox tradition of apophatic theology, of which Dionysius the Areopagite is a pre-eminent example. A God 'beyond being' escapes the criticism of Heidegger, and provides an alternative to Heidegger's nihilistic conclusion.


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First published in 1967, this book has become a contemporary classic. Yannaras begins by outlining Heidegger's analysis of the fate of Western metaphysics, which ends, he argues, in a nihilistic atheism. Yannaras points to a God `beyond being', who escapes the criticism of Heidegger, and provides an alternative to Heidegger's nihilistic conclusion.
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This book, one of the earliest by Christos Yannaras, was first published in 1967 and has become a contemporary classic. Yannaras begins by outlining Heidegger's analysis of the fate of western metaphysics, which ends, he argues, in a nihilistic atheism. Yannaras's response is largely to accept Heidegger's analysis, but to argue that, although it applies to the western tradition of what Heidegger calls "onto theology" (which regards God as a 'being', even if the highest), it does not take account of the Orthodox tradition of apophatic theology, of which Dionysius the Areopagite is a pre-eminent example. A God 'beyond being' escapes the criticism of Heidegger, and provides an alternative to Heidegger's nihilistic conclusion.

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Christos Yannaras

Christos Yannaras is Professor of Philosophy at the Pantion University, Athens, Greece.

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  • Catalogue Code 227601
  • Product Code 0567088065
  • EAN 9780567088062
  • Pages 128
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Jan 2004
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.313kg

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