On What Cannot Be Said Apophatic Discourses in Philosophy, Religion, Literature, and the Arts: Volume 1: Classic Formulations

ISBN-10: 0268028826
ISBN-13: 9780268028824
Edition: 2007
Authors: William Franke
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Apophasis has become a major topic in the humanities, particularly in philosophy, religion, and literature. This anthology gathers together the important historical works on apophaticism and illustrates the diverse trajectories of apophatic discourse in ancient, modern, and postmodern times.

William Franke is Professor of Comparative Literature and Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, USA. He isnbsp;an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellow,nbsp;anbsp;previous Fulbright University of Salzburg Distinguished Chair in Intercultural Theology and his publishednbsp;books include Dante's Interpretive Journey and Poetry and Apocalypse: Theological Disclosures of Poetic Language .

Hymn to the Transcendence of God
Preface: Apophasis as a Genre of Discourse
Introduction: Historical Lineaments of Apophasis
The Ineffable One
Plato, Parmenides 137b-144e
Plotinus, The Enneads V.v.6; VI.ix.3-5,7,10; V.iii.13,14
Porphyry?, Commentary on Plato's Parmenides, Fragments I-VI
Proclus, Commentary on the Parmenides, Book VII, 53K-76K
Damascius, Doubts and Solutions Concerning First Principles, Part I, chaps. 2-8
The Nameless God
Bible: 1 Kings 19:9-12 (Elijah on Mount Horeb); 2 Corinthians 12:2-6 (Paul rapt to the third heaven)
Philo, On Cain's Posterity 15-21; On Change of Names 11-15; On the Law of Allegory III, 206-208; On Dreams I, 64-67, 229-230
Corpus Hermeticum V.1, 9-11; Asclepius 20
Tripartite Tractate I,51-57 (Gnostic text from the Nag Hammadi Library)
Clement of Alexandria, Stromate V, chap. XII, 78.1-82.4
Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses, Book II, 162-166
On Virginity 46.360C-364A
Commentary on Ecclesiastes, Sermon 7, 44.724D-732D
Augustine, Confessions, Book IX.x.xxiii-xxv (The Vision at Ostia)
Dionysius the Aeropagite, Divine Names, chaps. I and VII, 3; Mystical Theology
Johannes Scotus Eriugena, The Division of Nature I, 457d-462d
Moses Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed I, chaps. 50,54, 56-61
Kabbalah: Azriel of Gerona, "Ein Sof," "The Annihilation of Thought," and "Being and Nothingness"
Zohar III, 26b
"Beyond Knowing"
from Embellishments on the Zohar
"The Name of Nothingness"
"Ayin"
"The Wisdom of Nothingness" and "Ripples"
Ibn al-'Arabi, from "The Wisdom of Exaltation in the Word of Noah" and "The Exaltation of Light in the Word of Joseph" in The Bezels of Wisdom
Rumi, "The Reed Flute's Song"; "The World Which Is Made of Our Love for Emptiness"; "Quietness"
Albert the Great, Commentary on Dionysius' Mystical Theology, chap. 5
Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae Ia, q. 13, arts. 1-6, 8-10 ("De nominibus Dei")
In-finite, In-fant Spirit
Marguerite Porete, from The Mirror of Simple Souls, chaps. 7,122
Meister Eckhart, German Sermons 53 and 83; Commentary on Exodus, sections 146-184; Granum sinapis, stanzas VII and VIII
Dante, Paradiso, Canto XXXIII, 46-145
Gregory Palamas, Triads in Defence of the Holy Hesychasts, I.iii, chaps. 4,5,17-23
The Cloud of Unknowing, chaps. 3,5,6
Nicholas of Cusa, Dialogue on the Hiddenness of God; On Learned Ignorance, Book I, chaps. 24-26
Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle, Sixth Mansions, from chaps. 5 and 6
John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle, Prologue, sections 1 and 2; The Dark Night, Book II, chap. XVII, 1-8; Ascent of Mount Carmel, Book I, chap. XIII, 11; "The Dark Night" (poem); "Stanzas Concerning an Ecstasy Experienced in High Contemplation"
Jakob Bohme, On the Election of Divine Grace, chap. 1
Silesius Angelus, selections from The Wandering Cherub
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