A Reader's Companion To Augustine's Confessions / Edition 1

A Reader's Companion To Augustine's Confessions / Edition 1

by Kim Paffenroth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664226191

ISBN-13: 9780664226190

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

This book is a tool for teaching and studying the great Christian classic, Augustine's Confessions. It is a unique venture in which thirteen different scholars look at each of the thirteen books in the Confessions and interpret their chapters in light of that book and in light of the rest of Augustine's work. The result is that the richness and

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This book is a tool for teaching and studying the great Christian classic, Augustine's Confessions. It is a unique venture in which thirteen different scholars look at each of the thirteen books in the Confessions and interpret their chapters in light of that book and in light of the rest of Augustine's work. The result is that the richness and ambiguity of Augustine's work shines through as well as the richness and ambiguity of different readings of the Confessions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664226190
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Book One: The Presumptuousness of Autobiography and the Paradoxes of Beginning7
2Book Two: Augustine's Book of Shadows25
3Book Three: "No Changing Nor Shadow"35
4Book Four: The Trappings of Woe and Confession of Grief53
5Book Five: The Disclosure of Hidden Providence71
6Book Six: Major Characters and Memorable Incidents89
7Book Seven: Inner Vision as the Goal of Augustine's Life107
8Book Eight: Science and the Fictional Conversion Scene127
9Book Nine: The Emotional Heart of the Confessions137
10Book Ten: The Self Seeking the God Who Creates and Heals155
11Book Eleven: The Confessions as Eschatological Narrative167
12Book Twelve: Exegesis and Confessio185
13Book Thirteen: The Creation of the Church as the Paradigm for the Confessions207
Notes225
For Further Reading261
Contributors263
Scripture Index267
Subject Index269

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