Philosophy of Being – The Struggling Self on the Example of Fr. Augustinus a S. Paschali
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- Augustinus a S. Paschali (O.F.M.), Psychological Phenomena of Intercultural Dealing, Personal and institutional corporate intercourse, Resilience & Perseverance, 17th century
- In this paper the topic of personal settlement in another culture – in this case the Chinese one - than the one one has grown in and probable (psychological) difficulties are shown on the example of Fr. Augustinus a S. Paschali. The whole struggle as described by Augustinus is compared to the establishing process of the order itself and any philosophical thoughts of which preferences the soul needs to have when coming to the point of glory vs. joy, being joy a higher reached level of personal approach in dealing with oneself and others. The main point of struggle is the melancholy Augustinus is suffering from, or even just has overcome him due to the experiences made in China, and any remedies and necessities defined in order to reduce or even distinguish the emotional stress his melancholy is causing. The high importance of aware acting is underlined as well as the fact that already in the growing of the order psychological issues were part of the thinking of cultural intercourse within the order and within the whole missionary environment. The struggle itself is furthermore reflected in its personal and institutional corporate intercourse, something of great importance still nowadays in global professional settings.
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TY - CONF AU - Sigrid Steinschaden PY - 2016/08 DA - 2016/08 TI - Philosophy of Being – The Struggling Self on the Example of Fr. Augustinus a S. Paschali BT - 3d International Conference on Applied Social Science Research (ICASSR 2015) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 271 EP - 276 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-15.2016.76 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-15.2016.76 ID - Steinschaden2016/08 ER -