The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy (OUP, 2015)
Can we talk meaningfully about God? The theological movement known as Grammatical Thomism affirms that religious language is nonsensical, because the reality of God is beyond our capacity for expression. Stephen Mulhall critically evaluates the claims of this movement (as exemplified in the work of Herbert McCabe and David Burrell) to be a legitimate inheritor of Wittgenstein’s philosophical methods as well as Aquinas’s theological project. This results in a radical reconception of the role of analogous usage in language, and so in the relation between philosophy and theology.