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- n. The state or quality of being contradictory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being contradictory; opposition; inconsistency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Direct opposition; contrariety in assertion or effect.
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- n. the relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist
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But his books are shards of autobiography, and his account of faith’s contradictoriness is an account of his own contradictoriness.
It is especially important, then, that the discovery of our contradictoriness should be the basis for our sympathy for others unlike us.
In your piece, you mention Williams's use of the term "contradictoriness" to describe the experience of Christian faith.
Two stand out; in them, he developed “contradictoriness” into a highly unorthodox approach to leadership.
He sees “contradictoriness” as a quality at the root of Christianity, and he sees that as a strength.
Christian faith has its beginnings in an experience of profound contradictoriness.
To be sure, the awareness of an expansive inner sphere where "the opposites of the world, whose contradictoriness and conflict make all our difficulties and troubles" (James 298), could touch and even freely mingle, was hardly unique to Kafka.
It also preserves our intuition on contradictoriness, in the form: A and B are contradictories iff, if A is true, B is false, and if A is false, B is true.
What avails it that Tertullian, with a contradictoriness that was familiar to him, decided that it is at once corporeal, figured, and simple?
AMEN cut in two by a window gathers talkative dust to the phonemes fear and light: possible permutations of polar extremes showing the identity of contradictions and the contradictoriness of identities.