George Pattison’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, published online in advance of the paper edition.
George Pattison – ‘God Speaks Within: From Mystical Vision to Devout Listening’ (Originally published online: 10 December 2019).
Abstract: In the Bible, the human God-relationship is typically established through and by the phenomenon of “calling”. However, for much subsequent theology, this has been displaced by “vision”, “taste” or “feeling”. Referring to the notion of an inner word, the paper follows Kierkegaard’s treatment of silence as, alternatively, a mode of inattention and attention to such an inner word. With Heidegger, the paper turns to the notion of vocation, both as in the discussion of the call of conscience in Being and Time and the poetic vocation exemplified in the figure and poetry of Hölderlin. Finally, it considers the possible difference between such a poetic vocation and a divine calling.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1687980
George Pattison, Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
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