Religião sem Deus? Leitura crítica de Mark C. Taylor

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Based on an aesthetic notion of God as imagination, Taylor analyzes the process of the eclipse of the real and the transformation of the world into a work of art. It is a process that passed through modernity and included the question of the death of God, or secularisation. The net result is that it leaves us with a certain ambiguity as to what this actually means. Arguing against this ambiguity involved in the sacralisation and the secularisation that appear in the horizon of these processes, Taylor proposes a religion without God in terms of an infinitisation
of immanent process of the coming‑to‑be of the world as nature. This raises the question of the articulation of the personal difference and of true alterity, be it in God’s relation to the world (and vice‑versa), in the relations that constitute the world, or still in the paradigmatic relations that constitute God Himself. An understanding of God as a differentiating and personalising relation can be thought of as a biblical contribution for a post‑secular reading that makes it possible to say “God”, without eliminating its difference and without reducing
it to a univocal extension of the world or to an equivocal sign of nothing. The way of analogy continues to be promising.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)7-20
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Analogy
  • Death of God
  • Difference
  • Infinite
  • Religion
  • Secularisation
  • Trinity

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