Hart

From David Bentley Hart’s, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss.

For to say that God is being, consciousness, and bliss is also to say that he is the one reality in which all our existence, knowledge, and love subsist, from which the come and to which they go, and that therefore he is somehow present in even our simplest experience of the world, and is approachable by way of a contemplative and more refinement of that experience. That is to say, these three words are not only a metaphysical explanation of God, but also a phenomenological explanation of the human encounter with God. Here before us, or so a great many traditions claim, in certain of our most immediate and primal experiences, lies our first knowledge of the mystery of God, as well as a kind of ubiquitous natural evidence of the supernatural. Whether that evidence is real or only an illusion generated by deep and desperate yearnings is of course open to argument; but what is certain is that it is here that one should look if one cares to know what, historically speaking, talk of God means (44).

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