The Irrational Augustine

The Irrational Augustine

by Catherine Conybeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 019926208X

ISBN-13: 9780199262083

Pub. Date: 07/06/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Irrational Augustine takes the notion of St Augustine as rigid and dogmatic Father of the Church and turns it on its head. Catherine Conybeare reads Augustine's earliest works to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, who values changeability and human interconnectedness and deplores social exclusion. The novelty of her book lies in taking seriously the nature

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The Irrational Augustine takes the notion of St Augustine as rigid and dogmatic Father of the Church and turns it on its head. Catherine Conybeare reads Augustine's earliest works to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, who values changeability and human interconnectedness and deplores social exclusion. The novelty of her book lies in taking seriously the nature of these early works as performances, through which multiple questions can be raised and multiple options explored, both in words and through their dramatic framework. The theological consequences are considerable. A very human Augustine emerges, talking and playing with friends and family, including his mother - and a very sympathetic set of ideas is the result.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199262083
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/06/2006
Series:
Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Why Dialogues?
1. On the Threshold
2. A Christian Theatre
II. Women Doing Philosophy
3. Theology for Lunch
4. A Really Liberal Education
III. The Irrational Augustine
5. The Interrogation of Reason
Epilogue: Exploring Potential

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