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Pablo Irizar, Speaking with Christ
9 October 2018 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Instytut Filologii Klasycznej UAM serdecznie zaprasza na wykład Pabla Irizara (Katolicki Uniwersytet w Leuven) pt. Speaking with Christ. Wykład odbędzie się we wtorek 9 października 2018 r. o godz. 17.00 w siedzibie IFK (ul. Fredry 10), sala 328.
Augustine scholar Rowan Williams has convincingly illustrated how Augustine weaves prayer and reflection on the Psalms into a personal identity narrative in the Confessions. However, Williams neglects the crucial role of the Psalms in forming social identity. To address this lack, this paper charts the process whereby Augustine uses the Psalms to narrate and constitute social identity in the often-neglected Expositions of the Psalms. Social identity is defined narrowly in terms of Charles Taylor’s notion of ‘social imaginary’ in order to bridge the gap between theological discourse and the experiential background of the speaker-hearer dialectic inherent to homiletic practice. What, then, is the structure of the social imaginary in the Expositions of the Psalms? To address the question, the paper sketches how the divine image topos (Gen 1.26), which is central to early Christian anthropology, is weaved into the Expositions of the Psalms. It is argued that the structure of social imaginary is a triad of God’s image (humanity-Christ-Church), consisting of the unified voice of humanity and of the Church, directed to God the Father in and through the agony of Christ. To conclude, the triad of God’s image is identified with the totus Christus as the backbone of social imaginary in Augustine’s Expositions of the Psalms.