Augustine

Overview

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.

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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826476593
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Outstanding Christian Thinkers
  • 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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Table of Contents

Editorial foreword
Preface
Chronological table
Chronological list of Augustine's works and English translations
Bibliography
Abbreviations
1 Genesis of a Christian thinker 1
2 Search for truth 13
3 Happiness and human existence 26
4 God and creation 34
5 Morality, grace and freedom 42
6 Christ and Trinity 58
7 Church and sacraments 73
8 Monasticism 83
9 City of God 94
10 Augustine and Neoplatonism 108
11 Retrospect 120
Index 132
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