Tears and weeping: An Augustinian view

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Griffiths, Paul John. (2011) Tears and weeping: An Augustinian view. Faith and Philosophy. 28(1), pp. 19 - 28.
AuthorsGriffiths, Paul John
Abstract

This essay describes and commends the treatment of tears and weeping in Augustine’s Confessions. It shows that Augustine depicts these acts as communicative of a particular judgment about the way things are; and that he understands these acts as a species of confession appropriate to the human condition. To become, or attempt to become, the kind of person who does not weep is to distance oneself from God; Augustine therefore commends weeping to Christians as a mode of establishing intimacy with God.

Year2011
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Journal citation28 (1), pp. 19 - 28
PublisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
ISSN0739-7046
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84875447354
Web address (URL)http://www.pdcnet.org/collection/authorizedshow?id=faithphil_2011_0028_0001_0019_0028&file_type=pdf&page=1
Page range19 - 28
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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