The Cambridge Companion to Augustine / Edition 1

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It is hard to overestimate the importance of the work of Augustine of Hippo and its influence, both in his own period and in the subsequent history of Western philosophy. Many of his views, including his theory of the just war, his account of time and eternity, his attempted resolution of the problem of evil, and his approach to the relation of faith and reason, have continued to be influential up to the present. In this volume of specially-commissioned essays, sixteen scholars provide a wide-ranging and stimulating contribution to our understanding of Augustine.
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"This book, which should be in every scholarly library, can easily be used for graduate courses on Augustine's thought." Religious Studies Review

"Augustine's thought is so rich and the scholarship on it is so diverse."...she and her late coeditor have assembled a volume impressive not only for the high quality of its 18 essays by 16 scholars (15 of whom teach at North American and British universities and colleges, and one, at the Univ. of Helsinki), but also for its range of university or college library with serious holding in religious or humanistic studies should be without this book." CHOICE Jan 2002

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521650182
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Augustine: his time and lives 8
2 Faith and reason 26
3 Augustine on evil and original sin 40
4 Predestination, Pelagianism, and foreknowledge 49
5 Biblical interpretation 59
6 The divine nature 71
7 De Trinitate 91
8 Time and creation in Augustine 103
9 Augustine's theory of soul 116
10 Augustine on free will 124
11 Augustine's philosophy of memory 148
12 The response to skepticism and the mechanisms of cognition 159
13 Knowledge and illumination 171
14 Augustine's philosophy of language 186
15 Augustine's ethics 205
16 Augustine's political philosophy 234
17 Augustine and medieval philosophy 253
18 Post-medieval Augustinianism 267
Bibliography 280
Index 297
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