Augustine And World Religions

Augustine And World Religions

by Brian Brown, Kim Paffenroth
     
 

Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of the One God.' The essays here uncover provocative points of comparison and similarity between Christianity and other religions to further such an Augustinian

See more details below

Overview

Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of the One God.' The essays here uncover provocative points of comparison and similarity between Christianity and other religions to further such an Augustinian dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739125809
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Brian E. Brown is associate professor of religious studies at Iona College. John A. Doody is Robert M. Birmingham Chair in the Humanities at Villanova University. Kim Paffenroth is associate professor of religious studies at Iona College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 I Augustine's Relation to Judaism and Roman Religions Chapter 4 1 Augustine and the Invention of Magical Dissent Chapter 5 2 Secundem Carnem: HIstory and Israel in the Theology of St. Augustine Chapter 6 3 Jews and Judaism in the Thought of Augustine Chapter 7 4 A ChristianAeneid: Pagan and Christian Education in theConfessions Chapter 8 5 Theo-Semiotics and Augustine's Hermeneutical Jew, or, "What's a Little Supersessionism between Friends?" Part 9 II Augustine and Non-Western Religions Chapter 10 6 Way and Wilderness: An Augustinian Dialogue with Buddhism Chapter 11 7 Augustine, Apuleius, and Hermes Trismegistus:The City of God and Advice on How (Not) to Read Hindu Texts Chapter 12 8 Wisdom, Compassion, and Charity: The Lotus Sutra and Augustine Chapter 13 9 Divine Election asAdhikara andAtma-sva-bhava: Re-reading theReply to Simplicianus in Light of a Hindu Text Chapter 14 10 Transforming the Self: Confession and Performance in the Thought of Augustine and Xunzi Chapter 15 Bibliography

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >