Pensées and Other Writings
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Всего страниц: 267
For much of his life Pascal (1623-62) worked on a magnum opus which was never published in its intended form. Instead, he left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. These were to become known as the Pensees, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. Pascal's general intention was to confound scepticism about metaphysical questions. Some of the Pensees are fully developed literary reflections on the human condition, some contradict others, and some remain jottings whose meaning will never be clear. The most important are among the most powerful aphorisms about human experience and behavior ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensees as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of the important Writings on Grace. A detailed thematic index gives access to Pascal's areas of concern, while the selection of texts and the Introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written.
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It is impossible , and of another , supernatural , order . XXVII . CHRISTIAN MORALITY * 383 Christianity is strange : it requires human beings to recognize that they are vile and even abominable , and requires them to want to be like ...
It first of all declares its proposition , That the commandments are not impossible for the justified , which are St Augustine's words . And to examine the meaning he implies , I ask you only to see the proof it gives of it ...
20 Canon 18 If anyone says that observing the commandments is impossible for a man even if he is justifed and constituted in grace : let them be anathema . 21 Is anything clearer than this ? It seems that the Council was afraid that its ...
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Wow- I read the edited version, which the Levis got down to about 180, plus a few other essays which were reasonably helpful. Having done this, I'm pretty happy saying that someone should really do a ... Читать весь отзыв
WRITINGS ON GRACE
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