Philosophy and Theology 28 (1):185-205 (2016)

Chris Calvert-Minor
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jean-Paul Sartre is known for his analysis of human consciousness. Surprisingly, however, he never takes seriously what it might mean to theorize God’s existence through that same understanding of consciousness. In this paper, I endeavor that analysis and outline the Sartrean conscious God, where nothingness haunts God’s own being. My argument is not to prove God’s existence through a Sartrean theology. My argument is only that a Sartrean theology centered on the conscious God is fully consistent within Sartre’s existentialism and that such a conception of God should appeal to the Christian.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/philtheol201663049
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