Augustine and Time

Augustine and Time

Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation

von: John Doody, Sean Hannan, Kim Paffenroth

54,99 €

Verlag: Lexington Books
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 15.06.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781793637765
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 356

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<p><span>This collection examines the topic of time in the life and works of Augustine of Hippo. Adopting a global perspective on time as a philosophical and theological problem, the volume includes reflections on the meaning of history, the mortality of human bodies, and the relationship between temporal experience and linguistic expression. As Augustine himself once observed, time is both familiar and surprisingly strange. Everyone’s days are structured by temporal rhythms and routines, from watching the clock to whiling away the hours at work. Few of us, however, take the time to sit down and figure out whether time is real or not, or how it is we are able to hold our past, present, and future thoughts together in a straight line so that we can recite a prayer or sing a song. </span></p>
<p><span>Divided into five sections, the essays collected here highlight the ongoing relevance of Augustine’s work even in settings quite distinct from his own era and context. The first three sections, organized around the themes of interpretation, language, and gendered embodiment, engage directly with Augustine’s own writings, from the Confessions to the City of God and beyond. The final two sections, meanwhile, explore the afterlife of the Augustinian approach in conversation with medieval Islamic and Christian thinkers (like Avicenna and Aquinas), as well as a broad range of Buddhist figures (like Dharmakīrti and Vasubandhu). </span></p>
<p><span>What binds all of these diverse chapters together is the underlying sense that, regardless of the century or the tradition in which we find ourselves, there is something about the puzzle of temporality that refuses to go away. Time, as Augustine knew, demands our attention. This was true for him in late ancient North Africa. It was also true for Buddhist thinkers in South and East Asia. And it remains just as true for humankind in the twenty-first century, as people around the globe continue to grapple with the reality of time and the challenges of living in a world that always seems to be to be speeding up rather than slowing down.</span></p>
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<p><span>This collection examines the topic of time in Augustine of Hippo. By placing Augustine into conversation with theologians and philosophers from the Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist traditions, the goal is to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of Augustine’s account of temporality across historical, cultural, and religious boundaries. </span></p>
<p><span>Part I: Interpreting Augustine On Time </span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1: Time, Eternity, and History in Augustine’s Early Works by Thomas Clemmons</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2: Keeping Time in Mind: Saint Augustine’s Solution to a Perplexing Problem by Alexander R. Eodice</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3: Time After Augustine by James Wetzel</span></p>
<p><span>Part II: Time, Language, And Song </span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4: Living as Singing: Augustine’s Understanding of the Voice of Creatures in the Confessions by Makiko Sato</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5: Time, Mirror of the Soul by Cristiane Negreiros Abbud Ayoub</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6: The Inner Word and the Outer Word: Time, Temporality, and Language in Augustine and Gadamer by Matthew W. Knotts</span></p>
<p><span>Part III: Time, Embodiment, And Gender</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7: Augustinian Temporality and Resurrected Bodies by Paul Ulishney</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 8: Love in the Time of Augustine: Rape, Suicide, and Resurrection in the City of God by Patricia Grosse</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 9: Augustine and the Gendered Self in Time by Megan Loumagne Ulishney</span></p>
<p><span>Part IV: Augustinian Temporality in The Middle Ages</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 10: Augustine and Avicenna on the Puzzle of Time Without Time by Celia Hatherly</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 11: The Timing of Creation: Aquinas’s Reception of Augustine by Daniel W. Houck</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 12: Augustine’s Dilemma: Divine Eternity and the Reality of Temporal Passage by Brendan Case</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 13: Thomas Bradwardine: A Fourteenth-Century Augustinian View of Time by Sarah Hogarth Rossiter</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 14: Time After Time: Gregory of Rimini, Contingents Past and Future, and Augustinian Critique by Matthew Vanderpoel</span></p>
<p><span>Part V: Augustinian And Buddhist Temporalities</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 15: Non-Presentism in Antiquity: South Asian Buddhist Perspectives by Sonam Kachru</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 16: Breaking the Stream of Consciousness: Momentariness and the Eternal Present by Davey K. Tomlinson</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 17: Out of the Abyss: On Pedagogical Relationality and Time in the Confessions and the Lotus Sutra by Joy Brennan</span></p>
<p><span>John Doody is Senior Visiting Professor at Arizona State University. He is a member of the School for Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.</span></p>
<p><span>Kim Paffenroth is Professor of Religious Studies and the Director of the Honors Program at Iona College. He has written extensively on Augustine, the Bible, and on the interface between Christian belief and popular culture. In the last category, he produced Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth (Baylor, 2006), which won the Bram Stoker Award and led Dr. Paffenroth to write several popular zombie novels. His newest work on Augustine, On King Lear, The Confessions, and Human Experience and Nature, is due out in 2021 from Bloomsbury.</span></p>
<p><span>Sean Hannan is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities Department at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His first book, On Time, Change, History, and Conversion, was published by Bloomsbury in 2020. With W. Ezekiel Goggin, he is currently co-authoring Mysticism and Materialism in the Wake of German Idealism (under contract with Routledge). </span></p>
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