2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

A Doctrine of Faith in Which to Trust: Recollection, Attention, Anticipation
Jennifer I. Finley
Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentor

In On Free Choice of the Will and The Confessions, Augustine of Hippo puts forth a doctrine which produces hope in humans by allowing them to transcend the present moment. Augustine accomplishes this by developing the trinity of recollection, attention, and anticipation in book XI of The Confessions. In this view, humans are subject to the linear progression of time, but experience the past and the future in the present moment. This paper first discusses how Augustine explains his trinity and then discusses how this doctrine produces hope in humanity.

Keywords: Augustine of Hippo

Topic(s):Philosophy & Religion

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 58-1
Location: VH 1232
Time: 3:45

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