Agnosis: Theology in the Void

  • George Pattison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 170-195

About this book


Can theology still operate in the void of post-theism? In attempting to answer this question Agnosis examines the concept of the void itself, tracing a history of nothingness from Augustine through Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Bataille and Derrida, and dialoguing with Japan's Kyoto School philosophers. It is argued that neither Augustinian nor post-Hegelian metaphysics have given a satisfactory understanding of nothingness and that we must look to an experience of nothingness as the best ground for future religious life and thought.


Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel god theology

Authors and affiliations

  • George Pattison
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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