In the course of the 20th century a new worldview, a new Zeitgeist has arisen in Western society and culture that is defined in this book as "immanent mysticism". Several major philosophers are sensitive to such a sense of immanent mysticism. The same sensitivity is noticeable in the works of poets, painters and other artists. It expresses the desire for transforming the way to meaningful living. The book shows that theological research programmes are innovated by insights from aesthetics and studies of spirituality. The research in this book indicates that contemporary Western culture requires a reframing of foundational theology. The book describes the areas in which such an account is called for.
Toine van den Hoogen (1947) is appointed at Radboud University Nijmegen for fundamental theology, religion and social theory and economics and religion