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The Resource Friendship as sacred knowing : overcoming isolation, Samuel Kimbriel

Friendship as sacred knowing : overcoming isolation, Samuel Kimbriel

Label
Friendship as sacred knowing : overcoming isolation
Title
Friendship as sacred knowing
Title remainder
overcoming isolation
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Kimbriel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are haunted, Samuel Kimbriel suggests, by a habit of isolation buried, often imperceptibly, within our practices of understanding and relating to the world. In Friendship as Sacred Knowing, Kimbriel works through the complexities of this disposition to contest its place within contemporary philosophical thought and practice. Stories of isolation amidst the fragmentation of community are familiar in this age, as are tales of alienation provoked by the insistent indifference of the scientific cosmos. This book goes beyond such stories, arguing that the crisis of loneliness in the present age is deeper yet, betokening a more fundamental incoherence within the modern personality itself. Kimbriel engages deeply with the human activity of friendship. Chapters one and two examine friendship to unearth the contours of the habit towards isolation and to reveal certain ills that have long attended it. Chapters three through seven place these isolated ways of relating to the world into critical dialogue with the tradition of late-antique and early-medieval Johannine Christianity, in which intimacy and understanding go hand in hand. This Johannine tradition drew the human activities of friendship and enquiry into such unity that understanding itself became a kind of communion. Kimbriel endorses a return to an antique and particularly Christian philosophical habit -- "the befriending of wisdom."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimbriel, Samuel
Dewey number
241/.6762
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.K59527 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
  • Philosophical theology
  • Friendship
Label
Friendship as sacred knowing : overcoming isolation, Samuel Kimbriel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friendship and isolation -- Friendship, virtue, and contemplation -- Sacred knowing and indwelling love -- The porous enquirer -- The veiled path: enquiry, agency, and desire -- Human finitude and the paradox of enquiry -- Friendship and deification
Control code
000400843
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199363988
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013036373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000400843
  • (OCoLC)864095842
Label
Friendship as sacred knowing : overcoming isolation, Samuel Kimbriel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friendship and isolation -- Friendship, virtue, and contemplation -- Sacred knowing and indwelling love -- The porous enquirer -- The veiled path: enquiry, agency, and desire -- Human finitude and the paradox of enquiry -- Friendship and deification
Control code
000400843
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199363988
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013036373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000400843
  • (OCoLC)864095842

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