Flannery O'Connor. La compasión como mediación

Translated title of the contribution: Flannery O’Connor: Compassion as Mediation

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Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) is a caustic writer who uses violence and compassion as a nexus to shake the reader. In this article we address the concept of compassion in the American author, a compassion that is not a pure love that is shared out of the pain of others, but the possibility of empathy with otherness. Compassion as a mediation, as a bridge between grace and the denial of salvation. In our journey, we point out four elements of how compassion is communicated in this author_ accepting dependence, opening up to hope, highlighting prophetism and recognizing that reality prevails.

Translated title of the contributionFlannery O’Connor: Compassion as Mediation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalArgumenta Philosophica
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Flannery O’Connor
  • compassion
  • literature
  • grace
  • mediation
  • religion


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