Religion and Society in the Age of St. Augustine

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Peter Brown, author of the celebrated Augustine of Hippo, has here gathered together his seminal articles and papers on the rapidly changing world of Saint Augustine. The collection is wide-ranging, dealing with political theory, social history, church history, historiography, theology, history of religions, and social anthropology. Saint Augustine is, of course, the central figure; and in an important introduction Peter Brown explains how the preoccupations of these essays led him to write the prize-winning ...
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Overview

Peter Brown, author of the celebrated Augustine of Hippo, has here gathered together his seminal articles and papers on the rapidly changing world of Saint Augustine. The collection is wide-ranging, dealing with political theory, social history, church history, historiography, theology, history of religions, and social anthropology. Saint Augustine is, of course, the central figure; and in an important introduction Peter Brown explains how the preoccupations of these essays led him to write the prize-winning biography. Brown then goes on to explore the heart of Augustine's political theory, not only showing how it factors in Augustine's thought, but also pointing to what is different from and similar to twentieth-century political thought.

About the Author:
Peter Brown, has taught in history departments at Oxford, the University of London, the University of California (Berkeley), and Princeton University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556351747
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Studies in Augustine: Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,116,970
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Brown, born in Dublin, Ireland, has taught in history departments at Oxford, the University of London, the University of California (Berkeley), and Princeton University . His principal concern is the rise of Christianity and the transition from the ancient to the early medieval world. His other books include 'Augustine of Hippo', 'The World of Late Antiquity', 'The Body and Society', and 'Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire'.

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Table of Contents


Religion and Society in the Age of Saint Augustine     9
Religion and Society
Saint Augustine (Trends in Medieval Political Thought, ed. Beryl Smalley, 1963, pp. 1-21)     25
The Later Roman Empire (Economic History Review, Essays in Bibliography and Criticism, LVI, 2nd ser. XX, 1967, pp. 327-343)     46
Approaches to the Religious Crisis of the Third Century A.D. (English Historical Review, LXXXIII, 1968, pp. 542-558)     74
The Diffusion of Manichaeism in the Roman Empire (Journal of Roman Studies, LIX, 1969, pp. 92-103)     94
Sorcery, Demons and the Rise of Christianity: from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages (Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations: Association of Social Anthropologists Monographs, No. 9, 1970, pp. 17-45)     119
Review of The Conflict Between Paganism and Christianity in the Fourth Century (Oxford Magazine, 16th May 1963, pp. 300-301)   A. D. Momigliano     147
Review of The Transformation of the Roman World: Gibbon's Problem after Two Centuries (History LIV, 1969, pp. 348-250)   Lynn White, Jr.     151
Review of The Great Church in Captivity: A Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Greek War of Independence (Oxford Magazine, 20th June 1969, pp. 380-381)   Steven Runciman     154
Rome
Aspects of the Christianization of the Roman Aristocracy (Journal of Roman Studies, LI, 1961, pp. 1-11)     161
Pelagius and his Supporters: Aims and Environment (Journal of Theological Studies, n.s., XIX, 1968, pp. 93-114)     183
The Patrons of Pelagius: The Roman Aristocracy between East and West (Journal of Theological Studies, n.s., XXI, 1970, pp. 56-72)     208
Review of Das Ende des Kaisertums im Westen des romischen Reichs (Rivista Storica Italiana, LXXX, 1968, pp. 1018-1022)   M. A. Wes     227
Africa
Religious Dissent in the Later Roman Empire: the Case of North Africa (History, XLVI, 1961, pp. 83-101)     237
St. Augustine's Attitude to Religious Coercion (Journal of Roman Studies, LIV, 1964, pp. 107-116)     260
Christianity and Local Culture in Late Roman Africa (Journal of Roman Studies, LVIII, 1968, pp. 85-95)     279
Religious Coercion in the Later Roman Empire; The Case of North Africa (History, XLVII, 1963, pp. 283-305)     301
Review of Kirche und Staat im Spatromischen Reich (Journal of Theological Studies, n.s., XV, 1964, pp. 409-411)   H. J. Diesner     332
Review of Donatisten und Katholiken (Journal of Roman Studies, LV, 1965, pp. 281-283)   E. Tengstrom     335
Index     339
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