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Parting Knowledge

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There are forms of knowing that seem either to come from a parting or to require one. Paradigmatically in Genesis, Adam parts from God in order to join in knowledge with his partner, the flesh of his flesh, and the...


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There are forms of knowing that seem either to come from a parting or to require one. Paradigmatically in Genesis, Adam parts from God in order to join in knowledge with his partner, the flesh of his flesh, and the result is a bereft but not unpromising knowledge, looking like a labor of love. Saint Augustine famously--some would say infamously--reads the Genesis paradigm of knowing as a story of original sin, where parting is both damnable and disfiguring and reuniting a matter of incomprehensible grace. Roughly half the essays in this collection engage directly with Augustine's theological animus and follow his thinking into self-division, perversity of will, grief, conversion, and the aspiration for transcendence. The remaining ones, more concerned with grace than with sin, bring an animus more distantly Augustinian to the preemption of forgiveness and the persistence of hell, morality and its limits, sexual piety, strange beauty, and a philosophy that takes in confession. The common pull of all the essays is towards the imperfection in self-knowledge--a place of disfigurement perhaps, but also a nod to transformation.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 398352
  • Product Code 9781621897873
  • ISBN 1621897877
  • EAN 9781621897873
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cascade Books
  • Publication Date Aug 2013
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.32 MB (EPUB)

James Wetzel

James Wetzel is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova UniversJames Wetzel is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University and the first permanent holder of the Augustinian Endoweity and the first permanent holder of the Augustinian Endowed Chair in the Thought of Saint Augustine. He is the author d Chair in the Thought of Saint Augustine. He is the author of Augustine and the Limits of Virtue (Cambridge University of Augustine and the Limits of Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed (2010)Press, 1992) and Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed (2010)