Augustine

Augustine

by Mary T. Clark
     
 

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Augustine of Hippo is a giant in the history of Christian thought, commended by St Jerome for having virtually 're-founded the old faith'. He was a philosopher, theologian, preacher, interpreter of scripture, monk and bishop. Augustine dominated medieval theology, strongly influenced the debates of the Reformation and continues to shape Christian thought

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Augustine of Hippo is a giant in the history of Christian thought, commended by St Jerome for having virtually 're-founded the old faith'. He was a philosopher, theologian, preacher, interpreter of scripture, monk and bishop. Augustine dominated medieval theology, strongly influenced the debates of the Reformation and continues to shape Christian thought today.

This book is intended for those who want a comprehensive introduction to Augustine's life and thought, and provides a clear and rounded account of his teachings and influence.

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Booknews
First published in 1994, this introduction to Augustine's thought places his work in the context of fourth-century Roman culture and the Neoplatonist philosophy current to the time. The book describes Augustine's conversion to Christianity, his search for truth, and his role in the Church. Augustine's views on morality, grace, and freedom are discussed, as are other elements of his philosophy, like the place of happiness in human life, the relationship between God and creation, the role of Christ and the Trinity, monasticism, and the City of God. Clark taught philosophy at Manhattan College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

"Clark has managed to distill more than forty years of academic reflection on the writings of St. Augustine into a single-volume gem of synopsis. Rarely is profound thought enunciated so confidently." -- Crisis Magazine

Crisis Magazine

Clark has managed to distill more than forty years of academic reflection on the writings of St. Augustine into a single-volume gem of synopsis. Rarely is profound thought enunciated so confidently.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826476593
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Mary T. Clark, RSCJ, chaired the Department of Philosophy at Manhattanville College, NY for many years. She is a past president of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and of the Metaphysical Society of America.

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