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After Writing

On the Liturgical Cosummation of Philosophy

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After Writing by Catherine Pickstock
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After Writing provides a significant contribution to the growing genre of works which offers a challenge to modern and postmodern accounts of Christianity. Catherine Pickstock shows how Platonic philosophy did not assume a primacy of metaphysical presence, as had previously been thought, but a primacy of liturgical theory and practice. The author also provides a significant rethinking of Christian understandings of language, temporal and bodily life, and notions of the presence of God by discussing the Christian understandings of the liturgical practice, especially in the Medieval and pre-Enlightenment era. Through a detailed reading of Plato's Phaedrus, the medieval Roman Rite, and a discussion of the theology of the Eucharist, the book indicates directions for the restoration of the liturgical order. This book will be required reading for all systematic and philosophical theologians and their students, besides being of great interest to liturgists, historians and linguists. The ideas presented in the book are both significant in themselves and of great use at a teaching level.

Author Biography

Catherine Pickstock is a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Release date NZ
November 20th, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
312
Dimensions
163x231x16
ISBN-13
9780631206729
Product ID
2084361

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