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Universitas Philosophica

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TRIVINO CUELLAR, Jonathan. TIME, ETERNITY AND DISTENTIO ANIMI. A READING KEY OF CONFESSIONS, BOOK XI. Univ. philos. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.67, pp.239-274. ISSN 0120-5323.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.uph33-67.teda.

In the Augustinian reflection on time, the analysis derives from its condition as a creature; for this reason, the time turns out to be as it is, that is, turns out to have this ontological precariousness that shares with all creation. When we asked about the time, we discover that this reality is not something that our understanding can address as when a man takes an unknown object, but this notion is revealed to us as a dimension of our being. In this article, I propose an interpretation key of the Book XI of Confessions in which I show the importance of presenting the sense of temporal existence facing the eternal Creator and also I propose an interpretation of the dual dimension, positive and negative, of distentio animi.

Keywords : Augustine; Confessions; distentio animi; time; eternity.

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