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Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part I: Self-determining freedom The encounter between philosophy and theology From theology to philosophy The whole of reason Christian intimations of philosophy Anthropology beckons A theological reading of Hegel Hegel's logic revisited Anthropology's seeming negativity Absolute's freedom Self-disclosing gift Absolute freedom and spirit The logic of mercy Part II: The ontology of gift Retrieving the spirit Otherness and surprise as the beginning of metaphysics Positivistic reduction and promethean presumption The concept of the spirit and its manifestation Phenomenology of spirit An ontology of gift : finite spirit Giving before having Gratuitous reciprocity A perilous existence Altogether gift : absolute spirit The absolute principle Absolute gift : the infinite, the creator, and the eternal God's unfathomable love : the confirmation of the gift Love's ruse : the ultimate positivity of gift Three persons and the one personal God The kingdom of the Father Trinity and person Confirmation of finite spirit.