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Understanding the medieval meditative ascent : Augustine, Anselm, Boethius, & Dante

Author: Robert McMahon
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2006.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McMahon, Robert, 1950-
Understanding the medieval meditative ascent.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005007734
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Anselm, Saint Archbishop of Canterbury; Boethius; Dante Alighieri; Aurelius Augustinus; Anselm (von Canterbury).; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius; Dante (Alighieri).
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McMahon
ISBN: 9780813216287 0813216281
OCLC Number: 646786282
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Contents: The meditative ascent : paradigm and principles : ascent and return --
The unity of meditative structure and texture in Augustine's Confessions --
A moving viewpoint : Augustine's meditative philosophy in the Confessions --
Meditative movement in Anselm's Proslogion --
Recollecting oneself : meditative movement in The consolation of philosophy.
Responsibility: Robert McMahon.
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"The Confessions", "Proslogion", and "Consolation of Philosophy", like the "Divine Comedy", all enact Platonist ascents. This work uses literary analysis to discover philosophical meanings in these  Read more...

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