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Title: David Tracy's Postmodern Reflection on God
Subtitle: Towards God's Incomprehensible and Hidden Infinity
Author(s): KIM, Younhee
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 30 Issue: 3 Date: Fall 2005
This paper examines some key features of David Tracy’s most recent reflection on God. Tracy opposes modern discourses on God, particularly those which portray God as the objective guarantor of the universal, evolutionary telos of western modernity. Based on his analysis of the implausibility of this modern vision of God, Tracy proposes to recover two classic, alternative forms of God-talk for today: the apophatic and the apocalyptic. According to Tracy, in both the apophatic and apocalyptic forms, our postmodern vision of God, God as “incomprehensible” and “hidden,” is most radically opened up. For him, these two forms, in a dialectical relationship, allow us to speak most effectively about the uncontrollable otherness of God and thereby allow for a positive affirmation of God’s very reality.