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Augustine and the Spirituality of Desire

W. B. reflects, carefully and competently, on the role of the desire for and the delight in God as the foundation of Christian living. Thus, desire exercises the person and "serves to expand the capacity of the self and make it capable of the vision it awaits" (cf. p 190). Analysing the 'Confessions' and the 'De continentia', he shows the anti-Manichaean character of his emphasis on the soul's struggle with conflicting desires that come from within the person. His reading of Augustine is also intended to provide a fuller base for ordinary Christian spirituality today.

Author: William S. Babcock
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 1994
Volume:
25
Pages:
179 - 199
Language:
English
Periodical:
Augustinian Studies
Format: Article
Topic: - Biography > Person and Life > Conversion / Baptism > Conversion
- Doctrine > Man > [Vie affective. Passions] > Affectivity / desire(s) / émotions / instincts / passions / sentiments / pleasure > [Désir]
- Doctrine > From man to God > [Morale] > [Spiritualité. Perfection. Conseils évangéliques] > Spirituality
- Doctrine > From man to God > [Morale] > [Spiritualité. Perfection. Conseils évangéliques] > [Vie religieuse]
Status: Active