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On faith, works, eternity and the creatures we are

By: Barbera, Andre (St John's College, USA.)

Part of the Reading Augustine series
1501356062 / 9781501356063
Paperback
23/01/2020
Stock expected by 05/08/2021
United States
176 pages.
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In this volume, Andre Barbera considers the question of faith, how an individual may act faithfully, and what good (if any) faithful action is.

Drawing on the letters of the Apostle Paul and the work of philosophical thinkers such as Soren Kierkegaard, Barbera explores numerous aspects of faithful living: from religion, original sin, and tests of faith, to the power of prayer and even the concept of atheism. In particular, Barbera formulates a postulate drawn from Augustine of Hippo's Confessions: God is not bound by time.

The person of faith, however, is enslaved by time. Augustine's expression "faith seeking understanding" stakes the claim, but the mode of faith and the end of faith are inherently contradictory.

The faithful person its in pursuit, choking. Works, the anxiety of faith, ensue. Barbera concludes that the person of faith engages in endless trial, struggle, and contradiction, but in so doing attempts to produce a meaningful life.

BIC:

HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy, HRAB Philosophy of religion, HRCM Christian theology

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