Ingolf U. Dalferth

The actuality of appearing. Towards a phenomenological philosophy of religion

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Keywords: Appearing; God; Immediacy; Phenomenology; Philosophy of Religion; Reality.

A serious realist cannot play off mediation against immediacy or directness against mediatedness. The paper argues (1) that immediacy is a misunderstood mode of life-world self-evidence, (2) that phenomenology, understood as the study of appearing and not merely of appearances, is a paradigm of a realist philosophy, (3) that the world is the sum total of what can appear as something to somebody, and (4) that a phenomenological philosophy of religion that starts from the appearing of life-world phenomena, should construe God as the one without whom no appearing would be possible, and no appearances actual.

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