Continental Philosophy Review 53 (3):371-384 (2020)

Authors
Abstract
This contribution explores the question to what extent religious narratives can move the adherents of religious communities to violence or teach wisdom and compassion, drawing on Ricoeur’s work on narrative, ethics, and biblical interpretation. It lays out Ricoeur’s account of narrative identity, urging him to connect his account of phronesis more fully with his analysis of threefold mimesis in his earlier work. It considers his biblical hermeneutics in light of this work on identity and moral action and suggests that bringing these various dimensions of his work together more fully than he himself does would provide a more substantive account of how identity is shaped in religious contexts. It might on the one hand help us to understand more fully a turn to fundamentalism or religious violence and on the other hand draw more clearly on the phronetic resources within religious traditions, especially as they are expressed in ritual behavior, to combat violence and teach wisdom and compassion.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1007/s11007-020-09489-7
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,141
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Memory, History, Forgetting.Paul Ricoeur - 2004 - University of Chicago Press.
Anatheism: Returning to God After God.Richard Kearney - 2009 - Columbia University Press.
On Stories.Richard Kearney - 2001 - Routledge.

View all 10 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Recovering the Vertical.Michael Staudigl - 2020 - PhaenEx 13 (2):62-85.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Rhetoric of Violence in the Buddhist Tantras.David B. Gray - 2018 - Journal of Religion and Violence 6 (1):32-51.
Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device.Martín Alonso - 2011 - Synthesis Philosophica 26 (1):7-24.
Personal Identity, Narrative Integration, and Embodiment.Catriona Mackenzie - 2009 - In Sue Campbell, Letitia Meynell & Susan Sherwin (eds.), Embodiment and Agency. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 100--125.
Religion, Identity, and Violence.Jon Mahoney - 2018 - Global Conversations 1:59-71.
Religious Violence and the Logic of Weak Thinking: Between R. Girard and G. Vattimo.Ioan Biris - 2012 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (32):171-189.
A Sketch for a Ricoeurian Hermeneutics of Religious Identity.Jefferson Macariola Chua - 2013 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 12 (34):57-80.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-03-27

Total views
7 ( #1,000,089 of 2,404,067 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #550,679 of 2,404,067 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes