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On Religion and Memory

Babette Hellemans, Willemien Otten, and Burcht Pranger


This volume explores the status of temporality in a selection of sources ranging from Augustine to Virginia Woolf. The point of departure for the programmatic reflections on temporality lies in a paradoxical concept of time as coined by Augustine. Augustine emphasizes that time can only mean the indivisible moment of present time. As a result, the past can only be grasped as the indivisible moment of the present of the past. The volume's essays take up Augustine's paradox of time: how to account for the continuity of history and the certitude of memory if the indivisible ‘now’ of time cuts off ... More

Keywords: Time history, religion, memory, Augustine, Stanley Cavell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251629
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Babette Hellemans, editor
University of Groningen

Willemien Otten, editor
University of Chicago Divinity School

Burcht Pranger, editor
University of Amsterdam

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