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Author Hart, David Bentley.
Title The experience of God : being, consciousness, bliss / David Bentley Hart.
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Book Cover

 Floor2  BL473 .H37 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 365 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents God, gods, and the world -- God is not a proper name -- Pictures of the world -- Being, consciousness, bliss -- Being (Sat) -- Consciousness (Chit) -- Bliss (Ananda) -- Reality of God -- Illusion and reality.
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.
Subject God.
Experience (Religion)
ISBN 9780300166842 cloth alkaline paper
0300166842 cloth alkaline paper
OCLC number 841186933