Philip Goodchild

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224951
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235797 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Philosophy of Religion


Show Summary Details


This chapter presents a proslogion on an Anselmian mediation of Augustine's question: What do I love, when I love thee, O my God? It provides a series of answers to this question, in which angelic and demonic voices attempt to persuade or dissuade the questioner of varying answers. The objective of this meditation is to move to a purified or apophatic conception of God. It concludes that prayer is a thinking about things which truly matter, a paradoxical thinking that goes beyond itself, and a thinking that is concerned with others.

Keywords: meditation; love; prayer; God; paradoxical thinking

Chapter.  5198 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Fordham University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.