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The Way of Suffering: A Geography of Crisis
This book can best be described as an extended meditation on suffering, phenomenological in method and dialectical in point of view. The angle the author takes is that of moral self-examination rather that conventional scholarly inquiry, and his aim is to think through and evaluate a fundamental claim of our culture, from Aeschylus to Solzhenitsyn, that suffering is the gr ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by Georgetown University Press
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This book maps a sequence of calamitous and yet transcendent events to and of consciousness that is the result of the continuous and excessive obstruction of 'the-will-to-control'. It is here we find crisis as a kind of horrific revelation of fatality, a fatality that includes death but is also beyond it, a fatality which is the recognition of being without exception a victim of existence. The book begins with this veiled consciousness of horror but through various and harrowing transcendent tur ...more
JEROME ALOYSIUS MILLER earned his Ph.D. from Georgetown University and is now professor emeritus of philosophy at Salisbury University, Maryland. Specializing in philosophy of religion and Continental philosophy, he has authored 'The Way of Suffering: A Geography of Crisis' (1988) and 'In the Throe of Wonder: Intimations of the Sacred in a Post-Modern World' (1992). He has completed work on a yet- ...moreMore about Jerome A. Miller...
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