Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Ind.


320 pages

ISBN 9780253033321

Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion

The inconspicuous God

Heidegger, French phenomenology, and the theological turn

Jason Alvis

Dominique Janicaud once famously critiqued the work of French phenomenologists of the theological turn because their work was built on the seemingly corrupt basis of Heidegger's notion of the inapparent or inconspicuous. In this powerful reconsideration and extension of Heidegger's phenomenology of the inconspicuous, Jason W. Alvis deftly suggests that inconspicuousness characterizes something fully present and active, yet quickly overlooked. Alvis develops the idea of inconspicuousness through creative appraisals of key concepts of the thinkers of the French theological turnand then employs it to describe the paradoxes of religious experience.

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