S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Religious Studies (종교학과) 종교와 문화(Religion and Culture) 종교와 문화(Religion and Culture) 10호(2004)
St. Augustinus의 'Visio Dei'(신을 봄)에 대한 윤리학적 이해 -『참된 종교』와 『삼위일체론』을 중심으로
An Ethical Understanding on 'Visio Dei' of St. Augustinus' - Within searching of De vera Religione and De Trinitate
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- 서울대학교 종교문제연구소
- 종교와 문화, 10호, 2004, pp. 253-284
- According to ontological epistemology, preliminary preparation for true epistemology is to ensure faithful object and to purge of consciousness with immanent its object. In the epistemology of St. Augustinus, therefore, epistemological object is God with truth itself, for subject of episteme is the episteme of fallen human being, that is, faithful episteme is that recover of epistemological subject is in focus of the salus(ho1istic) recover. This is why we can say that the epistemology of St. Augustinus is the epistemology of sanctification.
St. Augustinus puts emphasis on 'the encounter with God' in the climax of the episteme. I insist that the encounter is unified object of the episteme with subject of the episteme, as though I am impressed with a little mystic danger nagativily. In other words, I think 'Visio' is unification of inseparability 'seeing activity'(preception) from 'seeing object'(essence). To see is recover of human being's eyesight. This recover will be able to say 'the salvation' in a religious expression, or 'holistic recover' in an ethical dimension. So to speak, because seeing object(God, the Absolute) is unchangeable, but ontological state of seeing one is changable, the problem of 'Visio' is an ontological question of seeing one. In this paper, I am in the focus of this ontological recover.