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Augustine's Confessions
     

Augustine's Confessions

by William E. Mann, Paul Bloom, Gareth B. Matthews, Scott MacDonald, Nicholas Wolterstorff
 

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ISBN-10: 0742542319

ISBN-13: 9780742542310

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The Confessions discloses Augustine's views about the nature of infancy and the acquisition of language, his own sinful

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Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The Confessions discloses Augustine's views about the nature of infancy and the acquisition of language, his own sinful adolescence, his early struggle with the problem of evil, his conversion to Christianity, his puzzlement about the capacities of human memory and the nature of time, and his views about creation and biblical interpretation. The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore these Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical acumen of Augustine's reflections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742542310
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Critical Essays on the Classics Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. The Philosopher in the Crib Chapter 4 2. Word Learning and Theory of Mind Chapter 5 3. Augustine on the Teacher Within Chapter 6 4. Petit Larceny, the Beginning of All Sin: Augustine's Theft of the Pears Chapter 7 5. Augustine on Evil and Original Sin Chapter 8 6. The Divine Nature Chapter 9 7. Suffering Love Chapter 10 8. Augustine's Griefs Chapter 11 9. God's Speaking and Augustine's Conversion Chapter 12 10. On Being Morally Responsible in a Dream Chapter 13 11. The Book of Memory Chapter 14 12. Time, Mysticism, and Creation Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 About the Editor and Authors

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