Overview:The Mysticism of Saint Augustine: Re-Reading the Confessions - Augustine's vision at Ostia is one of the most influential accounts of mystical experience in the Western tradition, and a subject of persistent interest to Christians, philosophers and historians. This book explores Augustine's account of his experience as set down in the Confessions and considers his mysticism in relation to his classical Platonist philosophy. John Peter Kenney argues that while the Christian contemplative mysticism created by Augustine is in many ways founded on Platonic thought, Platonism ultimately fails Augustine in that it cannot retain the truths that it anticipates. The Confessions offer a response to this impasse by generating two critical ideas in medieval and modern religious thought: firstly, the conception of contemplation as a purely epistemic event, in contrast to classical Platonism; secondly, the tenet that salvation is absolutely distinct from enlightenment.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603734627-9780415288323. It was written by the following authors: John Peter Kenney. Book The Mysticism of Saint Augustine: Re-Reading the Confessions, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Beliefs, Spirituality. The book was published on 2005-04-18. It has 176 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 408 g. File for download The Mysticism of Saint Augustine: Re-Reading the Confessions has PDF format and is called the-mysticism-of-saint-augustine-re-reading-the-confessions.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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