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Bibil Identifier bibil:202090
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) George Grant and Augustine of Hippo on Human Will and Technological Mastery
Author Colorado, Carlos D.
Journal Studies in Religion (Volume: 38, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 99-112 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Canadian philosopher George Grant's claims that technological mastery, especially as it is founded on a degeneracy of the will, finds its starting point in Augustinian anthropology. This essay explores the Grantian critique and takes Augustine's account of sexuality as the point of focus, since some form of domination and instrumentality is arguably a necessary element of Augustinian perspective on sexuality. Though an inconsistency is found in Augustine's language of "use" which gives some traction to the charge of mastery, his own account is considered as a potential remedy to the very problem that Grant wants to attribute to Augustinian Christianity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
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