The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace Hardback

Towards a Phenomenology of Chaste Anarchism

by Caitlin Smith Gilson;

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The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace

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The discourse between nature and grace finds its linguistic and existential reference points in the political condition of human beings. As Caitlin Smith Gilson shows, it is in this arena that the perennial territorial struggle of faith and reason, God and man, man and state, take place; and it is here that the understanding of the personal-as-political, as well as the political-as-personal, finds its meaning. And it is here, too, that the divine finds or is refused a home. Any discussion of "post-secular society" has its origins in this political dialogue between nature and grace, the resolution of which might determine not only a future post-secular society but one in which awe is re-united to affection, solidarity and fraternity. Smith Gilson questions whether the idea of pure nature antecedently disregards the fact that grace enters existence and that this accomplishes a conversion in the metaphysical/existential region of man's action and being? This conversion alters how man acts as an affective, moral, intellectual, social, political and spiritual being. State of nature theories, realized in the broader metaphysical and existential implications of the Hegelian "weltgeist," are shown to be indebted to the ideological restrictedness of pure nature ("natura pura") as providing both the foremost adversary to any meaningful type of divine presence within the polis, as well as inhibiting the phenomenological facticity of man as an open nature.

The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace by Caitlin Smith Gilson was published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in September 2015. The ISBN for The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace is 9781501308185.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc (September 2015)
Number of Pages328
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4318222
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