Spirit's Gift: the metaphysical insight of Claude Bruaire

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López, Antonio


Catholic University of America Press, Washington, DC, p.xii, 262 p. ; 24 cm. (2006)


ISBN: 0813214432 (cloth

Call Number:

LC: BJ1533.G4; Dewey: 19


Generosity.; Philosophical theology.; Christianity -- Philosophy.; Metaphysics; Bruaire; Claude; 1932-1986.


Contents: Part I: Self-determining freedom -- The encounter between philosophy and theology -- From theology to philosophy -- The whole of reason -- Christian intimations of philosophy -- Anthropology beckons -- A theological reading of Hegel -- Hegel's logic revisited -- Anthropology's seeming negativity -- Absolute's freedom -- Self-disclosing gift -- Absolute freedom and spirit -- The logic of mercy -- Part II: The ontology of gift -- Retrieving the spirit -- Otherness and surprise as the beginning of metaphysics -- Positivistic reduction and promethean presumption -- The concept of the spirit and its manifestation -- Phenomenology of spirit -- An ontology of gift : finite spirit -- Giving before having -- Gratuitous reciprocity -- A perilous existence -- Altogether gift : absolute spirit -- The absolute principle -- Absolute gift : the infinite, the creator, and the eternal -- God's unfathomable love : the confirmation of the gift -- Love's ruse : the ultimate positivity of gift -- Three persons and the one personal God -- The kingdom of the Father -- Trinity and person -- Confirmation of finite spirit. Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-251) and index.

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