Augustine For Armchair Theologians / Edition 1

Augustine For Armchair Theologians / Edition 1

by Stephen A. Cooper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0664223729

ISBN-13: 9780664223724

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

In this book, Stephen Cooper provides an overview of the greatest theologian of the early church: Augustine of Hippo. Augustine has had a towering influence in the history of Christianity and his Confessions has long been regarded as one of Christianity's classic texts. Cooper introduces the life and thought of Augustine through discussing the

Overview

In this book, Stephen Cooper provides an overview of the greatest theologian of the early church: Augustine of Hippo. Augustine has had a towering influence in the history of Christianity and his Confessions has long been regarded as one of Christianity's classic texts. Cooper introduces the life and thought of Augustine through discussing the Confessions and shows how many of Augustine's human struggles are still with us today. He also examines the theological views of Augustine that emerged through the important controversies of his times.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664223724
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Series:
Armchair Theologians Series
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
1,022,078
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction: Who Is Augustine Anyway?1
1.Faint Beginnings13
2.Teenager in Love41
3.A Young Man on His Own53
4.A Professional Teacher75
5.Leaving Behind83
6.Treading Water: Worldly Goals of a Suffering Soul97
7.Light upon Light: Encounter with the Books of the Platonists115
8.Converting Conversions135
9.Deaths and a New Life157
10.Confessions without End175
11.Career of the Bishop191
Conclusion215
Further Reading219
Index221

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