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Derrida and Dante: The Promise of Writing and the Piety of Broken Promises

Francis J. Ambrosio

in Styles of Piety: Practicing Philosophy after the Death of God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225002
eISBN:
9780823237081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225002.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is yet another defense of Caputo's interpretation of Derrida as deconstructing religion not in order to arrive at nihilism, but rather to redefine the style ... More


The Cogito Out-of-Reach

Ryan Coyne

in Heidegger's Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in "Being and Time" and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226209302
eISBN:
9780226209449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209449.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Focusing on Heidegger’s 1921 seminar on Augustine’s Confessions, this chapter argues that Heidegger initially viewed Augustine as a bulwark against Cartesian metaphysics. This chapter demonstrates ... More


The Building Blocks

Stefania Tutino

in Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190694098
eISBN:
9780190694128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694098.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is an introduction to the general approach that this book takes in understanding probabilism, and to the intellectual categories and theological vocabulary that early modern probabilists ... More


The Genesis of Probabilism

Stefania Tutino

in Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190694098
eISBN:
9780190694128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the genesis of probabilism, and it sets the historical and theoretical tone for the development of this doctrine. It examines two theologians in particular: the theologian and ... More


Numbers Station

Miles Hollingworth

in Ludwig Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190873998
eISBN:
9780190874025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873998.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

We are lured by the sounds of the numbers stations—by the sounds of infinity— away from what men actually saw and touched and out into a voyeuristic thrill. But as we listen in on the numbers as they ... More


Remembering Christian Humility

Kent Dunnington

in Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Augustine’s Confessions is a locus classicus for early Christian privileging of the virtue of humility. This chapter shows that the contemporary “memory” of Christian humility fails to capture what ... More


The Sacraments: Baptism, Confession, and the Eucharist

John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt

in Robert Holcot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199391240
eISBN:
9780199391271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391240.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter surveys three discussions found in book 4 of Holcot’s commentary on the Sentences: his examination of the sacraments of baptism, confession, and the eucharist. Holcot’s attitude toward ... More


Fourth Movement: Tax Collector v. Tax Collector

Sheridan Hough

in Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739999
eISBN:
9780191802898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739999.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

The comprehensive, ongoing joy of de silentio’s ‘tax collector’ needs to be seen in light of the abnegation of the religious sphere. Sin is defined as a ‘later immediacy’, which connects it to the ... More


The Conversion of Time to the Time of Conversion: Augustine with Marion

Thomas A. Carlson

in With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617367
eISBN:
9780226617671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter builds on how the treatment of time and mourning in Augustine in the previous chapter relates to metaphysics and, hence, to the destruction or deconstruction of metaphysics in Heidegger ... More


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