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dc.contributor.authorVerhoef, Anné
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T14:07:19Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T14:07:19Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationVerhoef, A. (2013). Embodied religion's radicalisation of immanence and the consequent question of transcendence. Acta Academica, 45(4), 173-194.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/2946
dc.description.abstractTranscendence has lost its metaphysical moorings and the tendency in postmodernity is the sublimation of transcendence within a conceptual framework of immanence. In other words, transcendence, in a postmetaphysical world, is fully and absolutely actualised or embodied. The consequent question arises: Is there still a need for the concept of transcendence and how should this transcendence be understood in the religious context, in particular? This question is explored by first analysing transcendence within the science-religion discourse. Secondly, Sally McFague’s theology is discussed as an example of a theology of radical immanence, and lastly Gilles Deleuze’s concept of radical immanence is explored. I argue that an understanding of embodied religion in a radical immanent way raises some intrusive questions concerning both the concept of transcendence and religion. A reinterpretation of transcendence might, however, make it possible to understand embodied religion not only in radical immanent terms.en_ZA
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectTranscendenceen_ZA
dc.subjectMcFague, Sallyen_ZA
dc.subjectImmanenceen_ZA
dc.titleEmbodied religion’s radicalisation of immanence and the consequent question of transcendenceen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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