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This week we are covering pages 28-57 and next week we will read part 1 of Chapter 3: Connatural, Intentional, and Intuitive Knowledge (pages 59-75).
I still have a few pages to go to finish this chapter myself.
Chapter 2, part 2: The Philosophical Foundations of Poetic Knowledge
Poetic Knowledge was further developed by Augustine, Benedict, and Aquinas.
Poetic Knowledge is
- aesthetic knowledge
- enjoying something for its own sake
- delightful contemplation
- a way, a path, of knowing
- a way through leisure and reflection
- God-granted & initiated enlightenment
- in the immediate, “present”
- wise passiveness
- revelation given to a patient, silent, receptive listener
- a disposition
- perceiving metaphysical essence
- admiration, enthusiasm, devotion, love
- seeing the beauty and splendor in the ordinary
- integrated sensibilities (the senses, emotions, will, and intellect)
What is the correct response to ourselves or our children when we do not enjoy a subject or a thing?