The Inconspicuous God

Heidegger, French Phenomenology, and the Theological Turn

by Jason W. Alvis

Published by: Indiana University Press

320 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253033321
  • Published: June 2018

$65.00

  • eBook
  • 9780253034571
  • Published: June 2018

$9.99

Dominique Janicaud once famously critiqued the work of French phenomenologists of the theological turn because their work was built on the seemingly corrupt basis of Heidegger's notion of the inapparent or inconspicuous. In this powerful reconsideration and extension of Heidegger's phenomenology of the inconspicuous, Jason W. Alvis deftly suggests that inconspicuousness characterizes something fully present and active, yet quickly overlooked. Alvis develops the idea of inconspicuousness through creative appraisals of key concepts of the thinkers of the French theological turn and then employs it to describe the paradoxes of religious experience.