James Joyce, Proteus, Ulysses, Eucharist, Catholicism, Last Supper

Ep. 37 – Who is this Dan Occam fellow, anyway?

William of Ockham

Dermot and Kelly tickle your brain with Stephen Dedalus’ thoughts on the Eucharist, William of Occam, hypostasis, consubstantiation, transubstantiation… we’ve got it all! Other major philosophical queries discussed include: How can so much bread and wine all become Christ’s body and blood. Does Stephen really understand hypostasis. When does soup become soup? Is it immoral to impersonate a priest as long as you don’t hear someone’s confession?

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Further Reading: 

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press. Retrieved from https://tinyurl.com/vy6j4tk 

Kimball, J. (1973). The Hypostasis in “Ulysses”. James Joyce Quarterly, 10(4), 422-438. Retrieved February 20, 2020, from www.jstor.org/stable/25487079 

Lernout, G. (2004-2005). A horrible example of free thought: God in Stephen’s Ulysses. Papers on Joyce. 10/11, 105-42. Retrieved from  http://www.siff.us.es/iberjoyce/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/11-Lernout-Proofed-and-Set.pdf 

Pace, E. (1910). Hypostatic Union. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved February 20, 2020 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07610b.htm

Thornton, W. (1968). Allusions in Ulysses: An annotated list. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved from https://tinyurl.com/ucwq3x7 

Turner, W. (1912). William of Ockham. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved February 20, 2020 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15636a.htm 




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