"'To transcend' means to go beyond limits and powers or to be higher or greater than something or someone. 'Transcendence' implies 'the quality of going beyond or being superior to'. Influenced by the historical experience of the Western world, the 'Oxford English Dictionary' moves a step further and turns theological: 'Transcendence' is 'of the Deity, the attribute of being above and independent of the universe, distinguished from immanence'. .... After our annual season of search through theological journal to determine what themes have been most creatively treated, we decided upon the concern for transcendence". -- Intro., p. 9.
Contents: Acknowledgements / M.E.M. and D.G.P. -- Introduction: The Recovery of Transcendence -- I: The Call for Experience -- The Erosion of the Mystery / Irene Marinoff -- The New Gnosticism / Charles Carroll -- The Place of Feeling in Religious Awareness / Paul Rowntree Clifford -- II: Myths and Models for Modern Man -- The Uses of Myth in an Age of Science / John F. Hayward -- Manifesto for a Dionysian Theology / Sam Keen -- III: Pioneers in the Recovery -- Karl Rahner: Theology of the Spiritual Life / John Carmody -- Thomas Merton: The Last Three Days / John Moffitt -- IV: Philosophical and Theological Variations -- Towards a New Theology of Presence / Samuel Terrien -- The Transcendence of God / John Williamson -- Transcendent Divinity and Process Philosophy / Eugene Fontinell -- V: Revisiting the Doctrine of God -- The Divinity of the Holy Spirit / R.P.C. Hanson -- The Futurist Option in Speaking of God / Robert W. Jenson.
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Marty, Martin E., 1928-
Peerman, Dean G.
Carmody, John (John Tully), 1939-
Carroll, Charles (Charles Patrick), 1916-2004
Fontinell, Eugene, 1924-2009
Clifford, Paul Rowntree, 1913-2003
Hanson, Richard (Richard Patrick Crosland), 1916-1988