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I am not going to do a chapter by chapter analysis of Figuring the Sacred. Not every chapter was equally good. Some of his musings on Heidegger and Kant were interesting but not germane to narrative theology. This makes me think of chiasms. The structure of a chiasm reinforces meaning. Meaning I am not going to do a chapter by chapter analysis of Figuring the Sacred.

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I am not going to do a chapter by chapter analysis of Figuring the Sacred. Not every chapter was equally good. Some of his musings on Heidegger and Kant were interesting but not germane to narrative theology. This makes me think of chiasms.

The structure of a chiasm reinforces meaning. Meaning I am not going to do a chapter by chapter analysis of Figuring the Sacred. Meaning unfolds from narrative. Without a doubt it is this point that forms the greatest contrast between the God of Israel and the God of Greek Philosophy" Manifestation and Proclamation This is the most important essay in the book and the one that causes much offense.

Ricoeur opposes a philosophy of manifestation ontotheology with a philosophy of proclamation Yahweh speaks. Manifestation The "numinous" element of the sacred has nothing to do with language Another key element is theophany--not moments in the biblical narrative, but anything by which the sacred shows itself icons, relics, holy places. This means that reality is something other than itself while remaining itself. There is a correspondence between macrocosm and microcosm This brings to mind the Luciferian "as above, so below" dictum.

The word outweighs the numinous Per idols and icons: "We may say that within the Hebraic domain they hierophanies withdraw to the extent that instruction through Torah overcomes any manifestation through an image.

A Theology of the Name is opposed to any hierophany of an idol Hearing the word has taken the place of vision of signs" It is the only pesel he commanded. For us, manifestation is not be necessity linked to language. His essay on the Imagination is quite valuable in showing what "goes on" in a narrative. In other words, it is "an object with surplus value" Ricoeur then moves to a section on biblical time, which is useful for meditation.

He summarizes von Rad, Cullman, and others. His essay "Interpretive Narrative" offers his famous distinction between "idem" identity the god of sameness, the god of Greek metaphysics and ipse identity the God who is constant to the Covenant.

He expands this motif in "Naming God. Conclusion While magnificent, it is in many ways a difficult read. But when he unloads on narrative he truly delivers. Not an easy read, but amply repays the trouble.

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Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative, and Imagination

Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists—mostly women, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

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This hermeneutic or linguistic turn did not require him to disavow the basic results of his earlier investigations. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward sacre audience, and attract new followers and customers. Hope and the Structure of Philosophical Systems. A Theology of the Name is opposed to any hierophany of an idol His writings prior to were in the tradition of existential phenomenology.

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