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: 9780521659857
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Eleonore Stump; 1. Augustine: his time and lives James J. O'Donnell; 2. Faith and reason John Rist; 3. Augustine on evil and original sin William Mann; 4. Predestination, pelagianism and foreknowledge James Wetzel; 5. Biblical interpretation Thomas Williams; 6. The divine nature Scott MacDonald; 7. De Trinitate Mary T. Clark; 8. Time and creation in Augustine Simo Knuuttila; 9. Augustine's theory of soul Roland Teske; 10. Augustine on free will Eleonore Stump; 11. Augustine's philosophy of memory Roland Teske; 12. The response to skepticism and the mechanisms of cognition Gerard O'Daly; 13. Knowledge and illumination Gareth Matthews; 14. Augustine's philosophy of language Christopher Kirwan; 15. Augustine's ethics Bonnie Kent; 16. Augustine's political philosophy Paul Weithman; 17. Augustine and medieval philosophy Martin Stone; 18. Post-medieval Augustinianism Gareth Matthews.

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