The Metaphysics Of Dante S Comedy

Author: Christian Moevs
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988403X
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Dante's metaphysics--his understanding of reality--is very different from our own. To present Dante's ideas about the cosmos, or God, or salvation, or history, or poetry within the context of post-Enlightenment presuppositions, as is usually done, is thus to capture only imperfectly the essence of those ideas. The recovery of Dante's metaphysics is essential, argues Christian Moevs, if we are to resolve what has been called "the central problem in the interpretation of the Comedy ." That problem is what to make of the Comedy 's claim to the "status of revelation, vision, or experiential record--as something more than imaginative literature." In this book Moevs offers the first sustained treatment of the metaphysical picture that grounds and motivates the Comedy , and of the relation between those metaphysics and Dante's poetics. He carries this out through a detailed examination of three notoriously complex cantos of the Paradiso , read against the background of the Neoplatonic and Aristotelian tradition from which they arise. Moevs finds the key to the Comedy 's metaphysics and poetics in the concept of creation, which implies three fundamental insights into the nature of reality: 1) The world (finite being) is radically contingent, dependent at every instant on what gives it being. 2) The relation between the world and the ground of its being is non-dualistic. (God is not a thing, and there is nothing the world is "made of") 3) Human beings are radically free, unbound by the limits of nature, and thus can find all of time and space within themselves. These insights are the foundation of the pilgrim Dante's journey from the center of the world to the Empyrean which contains it. For Dante, in sum, what we perceive as reality, the spatio-temporal world, is a creation or projection of conscious being, which can only be known as oneself. Moevs argues that self-knowledge is in fact the keystone of the Aristotelian and Neoplatonic philosophical tradition, and the essence of the Christian revelation in which that tradition culminates. Armed with this new understanding, Moevs is able to shed light on a series of perennial issues in the interpretation of the Comedy . In particular, it becomes clear that poetry coincides with theology and philosophy in the poem: Dante poeta cannot be distinguished from Dante theologus .

At One With The Invisible Or Studies In Mysticism 1921

Author: E. Hershey Sneath
Editor: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766175327
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1921. This book is the outgrowth of a seminar in mysticism recently conducted at Yale University. There is an element of mysticism in all religion, and the aim of the seminar was to study its various aspects in the religious experience and teachings of those in whom it was conspicuous. Contents: Mysticism of: Hebrew Prophets, Jesus, Augustine, Dante, Meister Eckhart, St. Theresa, George Fox, Wordsworth; Mysticism in India and in Islam; Mystical Experience of St. Paul.

Medieval Philosophy

Author: Peter Adamson
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198842406
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Peter Adamson presents a lively introduction to six hundred years of European philosophy, from the beginning of the ninth century to the end of the fourteenth century. The medieval period is one of the richest in the history of philosophy, yet one of the least widely known. Adamson introduces us to some of the greatest thinkers of the Western intellectual tradition, including Peter Abelard, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and Roger Bacon. And the medieval period was notable for the emergence of great women thinkers, including Hildegard of Bingen, Marguerite Porete, and Julian of Norwich. Original ideas and arguments were developed in every branch of philosophy during this period - not just philosophy of religion and theology, but metaphysics, philosophy of logic and language, moral and political theory, psychology, and the foundations of mathematics and natural science.

Dante And The Sense Of Transgression

Author: William Franke
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ISBN: 144118502X
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In Dante and the Sense of Transgression, William Franke combines literary-critical analysis with philosophical and theological reflection to cast new light on Dante's poetic vision. Conversely, Dante's medieval masterpiece becomes our guide to rethinking some of the most pressing issues of contemporary theory. Beyond suggestive archetypes like Adam and Ulysses that hint at an obsession with transgression beneath Dante's overt suppression of it, there is another and a prior sense in which transgression emerges as Dante's essential and ultimate gesture. His work as a poet culminates in the Paradiso in a transcendence of language towards a purely ineffable, mystical experience beyond verbal expression. Yet Dante conveys this experience, nevertheless, in and through language and specifically through the transgression of language, violating its normally representational and referential functions. Paradiso's dramatic sky-scapes and unparalleled textual performances stage a deconstruction of the sign that is analyzed philosophically in the light of Blanchot, Levinas, Derrida, Barthes, and Bataille, as transgressing and transfiguring the very sense of sense.

The Presence Of Pauline Thought In The Works Of Dante

Author: Giuseppe C. Di Scipio
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This study presents a detailed and thorough investigation of Paul's theological presence in Dante's opus: particularly the Vita Nuova, the Epistles, the Convivio, the Monarchia and the Divine Comedy. [SARI *] $99.95 366pp. 1995

Mysticism

Author: Evelyn Underhill
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Mysticism In The Neo Romanticists

Author: Bernarda Conradina Broers
Editor: Haskell House Pub Limited
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Dante His Times And His Work

Author: Arthur John Butler
Editor: London : A. D. Innes
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Contemporary Studies In Philosophical Idealism

Author: John Howie
Editor: Branden Books
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Essays published in honor of P.A. Bertocci. "Bibliography of Peter Anthony Bertocci": pages 263-282. Includes index. Reck, A.J. Idealism in American philosophy since 1900.--Rouner, L.S. The surveyor as hero.--Hocking, R. The personal dialectic of the impersonal.--Harris, E.E. Science and objectivity.--Hartshorne, C. Whitehead and Leibniz.--Lavely, J.H. Faith and knowledge.--Findlay, J.N. The rationality of mysticism.--Lewis, H.D. The belief in life after death.--Pittenger, W.N. Towards an understanding of the self.--Howie, J. The riddles of behaviorism.--Beck R.N. Will.--Smith J.E. Creativity in Royce's philosophical idealism.--Muelder, W.G. Personal and cultural autonomy in "Third World" ideologies of development.--Buford, T.O. The Socratic teacher and the modern university.--Millard, R.M. Vocation reconsidered.--Howie, J. Bibliography of Peter Anthony Bertocci.

The Open Shelf

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Called To Be Holy In The World

Author: Timothy H. Maschke
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149829247X
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Called to be Holy in the World presents an overview of the history of Christianity from Pentecost to the present. Written from a Lutheran perspective, this book introduces the reader to key Christian figures and movements as it encompasses a broad view of God's work in the world. The story after all is God's story. As His story it is centered in Christ's cross, but extends around the globe as Christians lived and continue to live out their particular vocations as holy people in the world. As a resource for students of all ages, this book surveys how Christianity confronted the world and how Christians tried to balance the challenges of living wholly and holy in the world. Historical information on various controversies provides background information for the volume on Christian doctrine in this series, Called by the Gospel. Organized in a unique style, each of the twenty-one chapters deals with one century of Christian history. Discussion questions and reading guides along with informative side bars provide additional educational resource and reference material for further study.

Book Bulletin

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Auburn Seminary Record

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The Holy Roman Empire

Author: Friedrich Heer
Editor: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Translation of Das Heilige Rèomische Reich.

Mysticism And The Origin Of World Religions

Author: Wade E. Cox
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Monthly Packet

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