5. Tears and Weeping: An Augustinian View

  1. Sarah Coakley
  1. Paul J. Griffiths

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch5

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

How to Cite

Griffiths, P. J. (2012) Tears and Weeping: An Augustinian View, in Faith, Rationality, and the Passions (ed S. Coakley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444361933

Online ISBN: 9781118321997

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Keywords:

  • tears and weeping, the Augustinian view;
  • faith/rationality and passions construed, and their relation;
  • tears, puzzling Augustine, on the question of why they do;
  • Augustine, unbaptized/without faith, tears as simple misery;
  • Augustine's mother's funeral, treatment of tears at and after;
  • complex and nuanced, in the Confessiones;
  • Augustine, puzzled at the intensity of his grief;
  • Augustine's depictions of tears/weeping in the Confessiones;
  • weight producing movement, and the movements of the soul