Richness Of Augustine / Edition 1

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In an inclusive reading of Augustine, Mark Ellingsen reveals a patterned conceptual richness in Augustine's thought. The Richness of Augustine is a wonderful introduction and a rich ecumenical and historical resource. It is the first introduction that places in focus the significance of Augustine's African cultural and ethnic roots.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664226183
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Ellingsen is Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of a number of books, including the two-volume, Reclaiming Our Roots: An Inclusive Introduction to Church History.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : what can we make of all the Augustines? : his place in the history of the church 1
Ch. 1 The African Augustine and his context 7
Ch. 2 Bible and theological method 15
Ch. 3 God/trinity/Christology 39
Ch. 4 Creation and providence 55
Ch. 5 Sin, free will, and atonement 73
Ch. 6 Salvation, the Christian life, and predestination 83
Ch. 7 Church and ministry 113
Ch. 8 Sacraments 121
Ch. 9 Eschatology 127
Ch. 10 Social ethics : the two cities 133
Conclusion : toward an ecumenical and pastorally sensitive Augustinianism 143
App Charts depicting the patterns in Augustine's contextual use of Christian concepts 149
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