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2018 | 7 | 3 | 487-518
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Penitential Method as Phenomenological: The Penitential Epoche

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Synthesizing Thomism and phenomenology, this paper compares the kind of reflective thinking and willing that goes on in penitential acts to Edmund Husserl’s method of the phenomenological εποχή (epoche). Analyzing penance up through the act of contrition, it first shows it to have three primary acts: (1) the examination of conscience, (2) the reordering of the will and (3) the resolve not to sin again in regret. After presenting this Thomistic conception of contrition in detail, it then focuses on the essence of Husserl’s εποχή as a method intended to “suspend” certain beliefs in order to discover the truth about knowledge. In conclusion, it shows that a particular form of the εποχή—a penitential εποχή—must be employed in these three penitential acts so that a disposition of grace may be made present in the penitent.
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7
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3
Pages
487-518
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2018-09
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  • Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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SELECTED PAPERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR THOMISTIC PERSONALISM. Guest Editor of the Issue: R. Mary Hayden Lemmons
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Publication order reference
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2577–0314
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2300–0066
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bwmeta1.element.desklight-b5580450-adaf-4d38-ae27-da68ab163c79
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