Transcendence Un-Extra-Ordinaire: Bringing the Atheistic I Down to Earth

@article{Dickman2016TranscendenceUB,
  title={Transcendence Un-Extra-Ordinaire: Bringing the Atheistic I Down to Earth},
  author={N. E. Dickman},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2016},
  volume={8},
  pages={4}
}
I examine challenges to images of a personal god definitive for normatively policed theism (often called “traditional theism”), questioning whether a subject can be conscious of a transcendent being. I examine the challenges to show that disappointment with such images calls for rethinking terms like “transcendence” in horizontal rather than vertical registers. Through this, I indicate an irony in yearning for transcendence, one in which there is movement toward—rather than beyond—the utterly… 
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