Mistica e filosofia. Jacques Maritain e la visione beatifica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Mysticism and philosophy. Jacques Maritain and the beatific vision

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay reconstructs the relationship between mysticism and philosophy and reaches the conclusion that for Maritain there is a mystical experience of natural order, both theoretical and practical, in the line of that knowing by connaturality that has such an important part in the concrete dynamism of life of the subject. This mystical experience can then also act as an integration to the natural desire to see God and to possess him, a desire that moves from the intuitive and natural knowledge of his existence. There is also a simple pre-philosophical knowledge of the existence of God, of which a speculative reformulation is possible. Once the mystical experience of natural order and the metaphysical knowledge of the existence of God are distinguished in their autonomy, the field of research therefore remains limited to that domain of knowledge which is natural theology. Exposed to these distinctions, the meaning of the expression "mystical experience" takes on a strong meaning, that is, it is understood as an experimental knowledge of the depths of God, as a passion for divine things that make the soul find the imprint at the bottom of itself of God.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Mysticism and philosophy. Jacques Maritain and the beatific vision
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)189-202
Number of pages14
JournalAQUINAS
VolumeLVIII
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Maritain, mistica
  • Maritain, mystic

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