“This is a very difficult book on very important, indeed pressing, topics in the philosophy of religion” (Review of Metaphysics
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God and the Between
explores the space between religion and philosophy, as the religious person cannot escape philosophical perplexity and the philosopher of religion by nature occupies this middle space. Author William Desmond suggests that this junction is not just dictated by religion having to prove its credentials to rational philosophy but that it is also a matter of philosophy wondering whether religion is the ultimate partner in dialogue.
Although the volume includes discussion of a wide range of significant thinkers, both traditional and contemporary, it is primarily an original effort to rethink the question of God in a constructive spirit. In doing so, God and the Between remains true to the porosity that exists between religion and philosophy, and draws its conclusions by considering ideas received from both sides.
This book is an important new contribution to the ongoing scholarly debates surrounding the intersection of philosophy and religion. It completes a trilogy of works by William Desmond, complementing its companion volumes, Being and the Between and Ethics and the Between.