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The Resource Finite transcendence : existential exile and the myth of home, Steven A. Burr

Finite transcendence : existential exile and the myth of home, Steven A. Burr

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Finite transcendence : existential exile and the myth of home
Title
Finite transcendence
Title remainder
existential exile and the myth of home
Statement of responsibility
Steven A. Burr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Absurdity, time, death{u2014}each poses a profound threat to Being, compelling us to face our limits and our finitude. Yet what does it mean to fully realize and experience these threats? Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home presents a thoughtful and thorough examination of these challenges and questions, arguing the universality of the realization of finitude in the experience of exile. By tracing the historical presence and experience of notions of 2faith3 and 2exile3 in Western thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present, Steven A. Burr demonstrates the character of each as fundamental constitutive components of what it means to be human. The book discusses essential elements of each, culminating in a compelling account of 2existential exile3 as a definitive name for the human experience of finitude. Burr follows with a comprehensive analysis of the writings of Albert Camus, demonstrating an edifying articulation of, engagement with, and reconciliation of the condition of existential exile. Finally, based on the model suggested in Camus{u2019}s approach, Burr discusses responses to exile and articulates the meaning of home as the transcendence of exile. Finite Transcendence is a work that will be of great value to anyone working in or studying existentialism, philosophy of religion, hermeneutics, and social theory, as well as to anyone interested in questions of faith and society, religion, or secularity. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burr, Steven A.
Dewey number
809/.93384
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.E77
LC item number
B87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Existentialism in literature
  • Exiles in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Exile (Punishment) in literature
Label
Finite transcendence : existential exile and the myth of home, Steven A. Burr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The ontological situation -- Finitude -- Existential exile -- Betwixt and between -- Absurdity and exile -- Revolt and [re-]union -- Home -- Finitude and faith, exile and [re-]union
Control code
870098181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780739187951
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014011806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870098181
Label
Finite transcendence : existential exile and the myth of home, Steven A. Burr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The ontological situation -- Finitude -- Existential exile -- Betwixt and between -- Absurdity and exile -- Revolt and [re-]union -- Home -- Finitude and faith, exile and [re-]union
Control code
870098181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780739187951
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014011806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870098181

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