Thinking Now Occurring and the God Who May Be: David Leahy and Richard Kearney
The essay will introduce uninitiated readers to D. G. Leahy�s theory of thinking now occurring as apocalyptic being itself, and elucidate the claim, �Matter itself is the absolute actuality of form itself/the actuality of spirit itself: matter itself spirit itself�(Foundation 98). I will first relate it to both Thomas J. J. Altizer�s death of God theology and Richard Kearney�s anatheism of the possible God. Indeed, God made possible and actualized by human individual and collective choice follows an unprecedented self-awareness or enhanced being. Last, I will connect Leahy�s notion to Teilhard de Chardin�s omega point. Since de Chardin has recently inspired the notion of singularity, the phenomena of technologically-enabled transcendence could be viewed as symptoms and actualizations of Leahy�s apocalyptic neo-pneumatology. Leahy�s thinking now occurring and Kearney�s possible God, as universal or global thinking alternatives, are thus understood as viable hermeneutic visions of our ontological destiny.