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  • n  the quality of being finite

  • To the early Christian, man's telos, according to Tillich was the drive to rise from "the universe of finitude and guilt" to reunion with Godthe "ultimate reality, the .
  • For example, God is the answer to the question implied in human finitude; but if the question is posed in the context of the threat of non-being that is implied in human .
  • Thus Avital Ronell: "What impresses itself upon us is the fact of finitude's excessive nature, not only because of the inappropriability of its meaning but, as the experience of .

  • Karen Armstrong in San Francisco Chronicle
    Armstrong writes that Pseudo-Dionysius understood "the inherent finitude of language," and ends her book with the suggestion that "it is perhaps time to return to a theology that asserts less and is more open to silence and unknowing."
  • Richard Wright in Globe and Mail
    At the same time, "there's no doubt a writer, probably without knowing it, writes about the same things all his life," Wright agrees. "I think I have, for example, been obsessed with time, with the finitude of life : [with] a sense of the...

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