God is seen and unseen – augustine on “visio Dei” Cover Image

„Widzieć Boga w sposób niewidzialny” – pojęcie visio Dei u św. Augustyna
God is seen and unseen – augustine on “visio Dei”

Author(s): Arkadiusz Jasiewicz
Subject(s): History
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe Franciszka Salezego (TNFS)
Keywords: visio Dei; vision; mystical experience; mysticism; contemplation

Summary/Abstract: Augustine’s visions are one of the most influential accounts of mystical experience in the Western tradition, and a subject of persistent interest to Christians, philosophers and historians. This article explores Augustine’s account of his experience as set down in the Confessions, and explores his mysticism and visio Dei. Even so, if, broadly described, the characteristics of mysticism generally defined as being the possession of a most penetrating intellectual vision into things divine, and a love of God that was a consuming passion, then Augustine merits consideration.

  • Issue Year: 30/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 235-243
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish