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By Carl G Vaught

ISBN-10: 0791464091

ISBN-13: 9780791464090

ISBN-10: 1423744047

ISBN-13: 9781423744047

This is often the ultimate quantity in Carl G. Vaught's groundbreaking trilogy reappraising Augustine's Confessions, a cornerstone of Western philosophy and probably the most influential works within the Christian culture. Vaught deals a brand new interpretation of the thinker as much less Neoplatonic and extra distinctively Christian than so much interpreters have concept. during this booklet, he specializes in the main philosophical component to the Confessions and on the way it pertains to the former, extra autobiographical sections. A spouse to the former volumes, which handled Books I-IX, this booklet may be learn both in series with or independently of the others.

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2). In addition, when THE NATURE OF MEMORY (BOOK X) 31 God is hidden from us, we lose our positive orientation toward him; and our failure to know God becomes a volitional orientation in the opposite direction. 2). 2), suggesting that confession is the only way to speak to God, and to speak to others about the source of power that creates and sustains us. 2). 15 When he distinguishes the words of the soul from the words of the body, this distinction not only separates two kinds of entity, but also binds them together by extending the concept of discourse as it pertains to the body to discourse as it pertains to the soul.

I, who am one single mind (animus), perform these diverse things through the senses. But I will pass beyond this power of mine, for this too the horse and the mule possess. They too sense things by means of the body. 11).

And in the resurrection, the (finite-infinite) (finite–infinite) being returns to its infinite source as a reflection of the original infinitude from which it has fallen away. Creation, fall, conversion, and fulfillment are the four pivotal moments in the cosmic drama Augustine reenacts; these moments are bounded by God, on the one hand, and by absolute nonbeing on the other; and each of these moments involves unity and separation between God and the soul that requires metaphorical and analogical discourse for their adequate articulation.

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