Being, consciousness, bliss

October 15, 2013

It is not exactly a secret around here that I harbour a certain admiration for the Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart. Not only do I generally delight in what he says (insofar as I understand it), but I am besotted by the way he says it. I am therefore happy to discover today that he has written another book: The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss, published last month by Yale University Press.

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I imagine I will not be too wide of the mark if I speculate that the book’s arguments are at least partly reflected in the following lecture, which bears a title matching the book’s subtitle. It’s a very good lecture in any case:

An aside: If anyone knows of a way to set an ‘alert’ which would notify me when a favourite author publishes a new book, I’d appreciate knowing about it.

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