Metaphysics, Theological Language, and the Postmodern Turn

Robert Anderson

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Jean-Luc Marion's God Without Being and Kevin Hector's Theology Without Metaphysics are both concerned with the problems of the metaphysical tradition concerning language, knowledge, transcendence, and difference. Their proposed solutions to the problems of metaphysics presuppose their own traditions, Catholic and Protestant respectively. Marion attains a vantage point independent of the metaphysically-determined reality by interpreting the Eucharist as a portal between transcendent reality and the world of difference. Hector sees concepts as authorised by the practices of the Christian community. I argue that these two approaches do not solve the problems of metaphysics but only conceal them behind the language of religious traditions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Theology
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Award date30 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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