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Fragmentation and Memory
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Fragmentation and Memory: Meditations on Christian Doctrine

Karmen MacKendrick

Abstract

Philosophers have long and skeptically viewed religion as a source of over easy answers, with a singular, totalizing “God” and the comfort of an immortal soul being the greatest among them. But religious thought has always been more interesting—indeed, a rich source of endlessly unfolding questions. With questions from the 1885 Baltimore Catechism of the Catholic Church as the starting point for each chapter, this book offers postmodern reflections on many of the central doctrines of the Church: the oneness of God, original sin, forgiveness, love and its connection to mortality, reverence for ... More

Keywords: philosophers, immortal soul, 1885 Baltimore Catechism, oneness of God, original sin, love, mortality, saints, bodily resurrection, Augustine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229499
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229499.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karmen MacKendrick, author