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Bannon, R. Brad

Works: 3 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 69 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B3279.H49, 149.97
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by R. Brad Bannon
Apophatic Measures: Toward a Theology of Irreducible Particularity by R. Brad Bannon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apophatic Measures: Toward a Theology of Irreducible Particularity is a work of constructive comparative theology examining select writings of Śaṅkara (Eighth Century, India) and Nicholas of Cusa (Fifteenth Century, Germany). It argues that, for Śaṅkara and Cusa, apophasis does not culminate in what Michael Sells calls a "semantic event," but instead in a sensual event. For each, negation removes intellectual distractions, awakening one to a heightened state of sensual attentiveness. For Śaṅkara, this is observed in the embodied encounter wherein a teacher incarnates Vedānta scripture to reveal "This Self is Brahman" (Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad 2). For Cusa, the intimate encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well (John 4) is paradigmatic of true, attentive sensuality. Employing a heuristic device termed "apophatic measure" in its trifold meanings of method, sensuality, and particularity, this dissertation contributes to contemporary discourses on the ontology of difference, the theo-ethical valuation of diversity, and the singularity of unique bodies. Rather than reducing individuals to ethnic, gendered, or other essentializing measures, persons are regarded as unique disclosures of ultimate reality. Each person is re/cognized as an unprecedented imago Dei or particular manifestation of Ātman-Brahman. Through the pedagogy and performance of apophatic theology, one progressively removes epistemic universals and thereby cultivates a phenomenology of irreducible particularity as a vision of God. Awakened to an attentive sensuality, one re/cognizes this Self, incarnate before one's very eyes, as an apophatic measure of the immeasurable divine
The quest for postmodern ethics : a phenomenological comparison of the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Sri Aurobindo Ghose by R. Brad Bannon( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Heidegger, 1889-1977, German philosopher and Sri Aurobindo, 1872-1950, Indian philosopher and nationalist
Ontonomy, developing advaitic ecological ethics [Manuscrit] by R. Brad Bannon( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.35 for Apophatic ... to 0.98 for Ontonomy, ...)

Alternative Names
Bannon, Brad