Responses to Miscellaneous Questions

Responses to Miscellaneous Questions

by Boniface Ramsey, Saint Augustine
     
 

This volume contains three of Augustine's works that show him responding to a large variety of questions posed by different persons. The Miscellany of Eighty-Three Questions was compiled over the course of several years and deals with philosophical, theological and exegetical matters that had been raised in the religious community that Augustine founded and headed.

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Overview

This volume contains three of Augustine's works that show him responding to a large variety of questions posed by different persons. The Miscellany of Eighty-Three Questions was compiled over the course of several years and deals with philosophical, theological and exegetical matters that had been raised in the religious community that Augustine founded and headed. Some of these matters are handled very briefly, some at great length. Augustine's exegesis is particularly interesting. The Miscellany of Questions in Response to Simplician was written at the request of the saintly bishop of Milan who followed Ambrose in that role. This work, in the form of two books, is crucially important for understanding Augustine's theology of grace and how he arrived at his position on this issue, which is certainly his most important contribution to Western theology but the questions are not limited to a discussion of grace. Finally, the Eight Questions of Dulcitius includes responses to questions in which, uniquely, Augustine quotes himself at length.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565482777
Publisher:
New City Press NY
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Series:
Works of Saint Augustine A Translation for the 21st Century
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After he became Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa where he was influential in civil and church affairs. With more than 100 books, 200 letters and 500 sermons, he has left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include the Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God and Teaching Christianity.

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