Chapter

Proslogion

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224951.003.0018

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Proslogion

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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

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