Engaging some of the most recent and more urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard Kearney proposes that instead of thinking of God as actual, God might best be thought of as the possibility of the impossible. By pulling away from biblical perceptions of God and breaking with dominant theological traditions, Kearney draws on the work of Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Heidegger, and others to provide a surprising and original answer to who or what God might be. For Kearney, the intersecting dimensions of impossibility propel religious experience and faith in new directions, notably toward views of God that are unforeseeable, unprogrammable, and uncertain. Important themes such as the phenomenology of the persona, the meaning of the unity of God, God and desire, notions of existence and differance, and faith in philosophy are taken up in this penetrating and original work. Kearney's is one of the more distinctive interpretive voices adding to discussions and debates at the forefront of current thinking in the philosophy of religion.
Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy... and joins hands with its fundamental project, what-or who-comes after the God of metaphysics? - John D. Caputo