Tears and weeping: An Augustinian view
Griffiths, Paul John. (2011) Tears and weeping: An Augustinian view. Faith and Philosophy. 28(1), pp. 19 - 28.
|Authors||Griffiths, Paul John|
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.
|Journal||Faith and Philosophy|
|Journal citation||28 (1), pp. 19 - 28|
|Publisher||Philosophy Documentation Center|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.pdcnet.org/collection/authorizedshow?id=faithphil_2011_0028_0001_0019_0028&file_type=pdf&page=1|
|Page range||19 - 28|
|Research Group||School of Theology|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
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