Class Notes (810,889)
United States (314,440)
Boston College (3,527)
Theology (157)
THEO 1016 (29)
All (26)


2 Pages
Unlock Document

Boston College
THEO 1016

March 18, 2014 Intro to Christian Theology Professor Robinette “To teach cultivation of attention would be the education par excellence,” —William James st Laird (1 Reading) • Quality of attentiveness related to death o Both about letting go and letting be o We will all die one day: our capacity to action will surely end o Death, a process or event?  An event when it occurs suddenly, a process when you are aware of death and can understand it or have time to comprehend it o Death while living  Death before dying  Letting it overcome you before it has arrived  When one focuses on his or her won desires  Ego, the “I”, works to protect the self and be in control of itself • Death of Ego is when one lets go of projects and desires • Undergoing death to live in a new way • Illusion of separation: the selves we think ourselves to be is a construct, or illusion (the Ego is a construction, it does not see ourselves rightly) • God is not a “thing”, not a function of our Ego, so to enter into a reality with God is to die without dying, or have our Ego die. Entering into a reality with God is a less secure place for the Ego, not more; it is not another attachment. • Inward Emptiness o Not absence, it’s a superabundance.An emptiness that is a fullness o Lack of “things”= fullness of God o Ex) a feeling from music, which isn’t a thing, it is a contact with a reality tha
More Less

Related notes for THEO 1016

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.