How Comes God to Mind. What Can Theology Learn from Emmanuel Levinas?

  • Jakub Sirovátka

Abstract

The article deals with Levinas’s philosophy as an inspiration and challenge for Christian theology. The inspiration can be found in the phenomenology of the idea of in nite God, in the emphasis on the radical transcendence of God and in the close connection between ethics and metaphysics. The idea of God is ultimately characterized by Levinas as a Desire, which is concretised as a relationship with the Other. Through his emphasis on the “religion for Adults”, Levinas admonishes the Christian tradition of the unsubstitutability of human action.
Published
2016-12-17
How to Cite
SIROVÁTKA, Jakub. How Comes God to Mind. What Can Theology Learn from Emmanuel Levinas?. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 9-22, dec. 2016. ISSN 2336-3398. Available at: <http://theologica.cz/index.php/theologica/article/view/194>. Date accessed: 23 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363398.2016.11.

Keywords

Emmanuel Levinas; theology; idea of God; phenomenology of Innity; Metaphysical Ethics; Religion for Adults