On Religion and Memory by Babette HellemansOn Religion and Memory by Babette Hellemans

On Religion and Memory

EditorBabette Hellemans, Willemien Otten, Burcht Pranger

Paperback | April 8, 2013

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This volume takes up the challenge implied in Augustine's paradox of time: How does one account for the continuity of history and the certitude of memory, if time, in the guise of an indivisible "now," cuts off any extension of the present? The thinkers and artists the essays address includeAugustine, Abelard, Eriugena and Thoreau, Calvin, Shakespeare, De Rance, Stravinsky and Messiaen, Rubens and Woolf.
Babette Hellemans is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Groningen. Willemien Otten is Professor of Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Burcht Pranger is professor emeritus in the History of Christianity at the University of Amsterdam.
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Title:On Religion and MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.09 inPublished:April 8, 2013Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823251632

ISBN - 13:9780823251636

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"At once precise and polyphonic, On Religion and Memory takes both terms in a wonderfully wide range of senses. Language, music, and art; meditation and monasticism; memory and oblivion; time's contraction and its extension are interconnected and played off one another. This provocative anthology deserves to be read widely in philosophy, theology, religious studies, literary studies-indeed, across the humanities-to create and continue conversations about the curious structures and experiences of memory."