Courage Barbara Darling-Smith

ISBN: 9780268023584

Published: April 1st 2002

Hardcover

150 pages


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Courage  by  Barbara Darling-Smith

Courage by Barbara Darling-Smith
April 1st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 150 pages | ISBN: 9780268023584 | 7.73 Mb

This timely book brings together ten scholars in the varied fields of philosophy, theology, history, anthropology, and literature to reflect on the theme of courage. Contributors to this volume agree that courage is not just for the few or theMoreThis timely book brings together ten scholars in the varied fields of philosophy, theology, history, anthropology, and literature to reflect on the theme of courage.

Contributors to this volume agree that courage is not just for the few or the dramatically heroic. While some of the authors do invoke awe-inspiring instances of death-defying courage, all recognize that courage is required of every one of us.

The first section of Courage, entitled Courage in Philosophy and Literature, begins with William Desmonds exploration of the transcendent dimension of courage, which comes to us not from within ourselves but from beyond ourselves.

Leroy Rouners essay utilizes Paul Tillichs interpretation of faith as courage in The Courage to Be and then goes on to suggest that original sin be understood in todays terms as ontological loneliness. Remi Brague, following Nietzsche, finds that the virtue called for in modern times is intellectual honesty - the courage to face the truth. Geoffrey Hills essay looks at depictions of courage in the writings of Shakespeare and his immediate predecessors. Philip Ivanhoe suggests that Aristotles understanding of courage can be deepened by the writin



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