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The experience of God : being, consciousness, bliss / David Bentley Hart.

Author/Creator:
Hart, David Bentley.
Publication:
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 365 pages ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
God.
Experience (Religion).
Summary:
Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion "God" frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word "God" functions in the world's great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Vedantic and Bhaktic Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Hart explores how these great intellectual traditions treat humanity's knowledge of the divine mysteries. Constructing his argument around three principal metaphysical "moments"--Being, consciousness, and bliss- the author demonstrates an essential continuity between our fundamental experience of reality and the ultimate reality to which that experience inevitably points.
Contents:
"God" is not a proper name
Pictures of the world
Being (Sat)
Consciousness (Chit)
Bliss (Ananda)
Illusion and reality.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342) and index.
ISBN:
0300209355
9780300166842
0300166842
9780300209358
OCLC:
841186933
Publisher Number:
99965161706