“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 andphilosophy, as the religious person cannot escape philosophicalperplexity and the philosopher of religion by nature occupies thismiddle space. Author William Desmond suggests that this junction isnot just dictated by religion having to prove its credentials torational philosophy but that it is also a matter of philosophywondering whether religion is the ultimate partner in dialogue.
Although the volume includes discussion of a wide range ofsignificant thinkers, both traditional and contemporary, it isprimarily an original effort to rethink the question of God in aconstructive spirit. In doing so, God and the Betweenremains true to the porosity that exists between religion andphilosophy, and draws its conclusions by considering ideas receivedfrom both sides.
This book is an important new contribution to the ongoingscholarly debates surrounding the intersection of philosophy andreligion. It completes a trilogy of works by William Desmond,complementing its companion volumes, Being and the Betweenand Ethics and the Between.