A fresh, new translation of Augustine’s inaugural work as a Christian convert The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the remarkable “Cassiciacum dialogues.” In this first dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his interlocutors explore the history and teachings of Academic skepticism, which Augustine is both sympathetic to and critical of. The dialogue serves as a fitting launching point for a knowledge of God and the soul, the overall subject of the Cassiciacum tetralogy.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)|
About the Author
Michael P. Foley is associate professor of patristics at Baylor University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Frank Sheed’s translation of Augustine’s Confessions.
Table of Contents
Translation Key xv
General Introduction to the Cassiciacum Dialogues xxiii
Against the Academics, or, on the Academics 1
Book One 13
Book Two 39
Book Three 67
Time Line: The Probable Chronology of the Cassiciacum Retreat 217
Glossary of Select Names 225