1st Edition

Praying to a French God
The Theology of Jean-Yves Lacoste

ISBN 9781472428653
Published May 5, 2014 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

As a phenomenologist Lacoste is concerned with investigating the human aptitude for experience; as a theologian Lacoste is interested in humanity’s potential for a relationship with the divine, what he terms the ’liturgical relationship’. Beginning from the proposition that prayer is a theme that occurs throughout Lacoste’s writing, and using this proposition as a heuristic through which to view, interpret and critique his thought, this book examines Lacoste’s place amid both the recent ’theological turn’ in French thought and the post-war emergence of la nouvelle théologie. Drawing upon unpublished and out of print material previously only available in French, Romanian or German, the book will be of interest to scholars of philosophy, phenomenology and theology.

Table of Contents

Contents: God in France; Prayer; Ambiguity; Phantasy; Flesh; Silence; Time; Welcoming the French God: thinking and thanksgiving; Select bibliography; Index.

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Kenneth Jason Wardley is a librarian and researcher in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.