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Augustine: His Thought in Context
     

Augustine: His Thought in Context

by T. Kermit Scott
 
An introduction to the main themes in Augustine, contextualized in fourth-century history, politics and religious experience.

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An introduction to the main themes in Augustine, contextualized in fourth-century history, politics and religious experience.

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Scott's is an existential Augustine who sees human beings as atomistic individuals seeking God. As far as it goes, this interpretation is fine. Of necessity, Scott chooses what he considers the specifically Augustinian themes. In doing so, he makes Augustine the forerunner of Locke and Rousseau. Scott considers Augustine's world, his search for God, and his struggle with the interrelated doctrines of free will, divine foreknowledge, grace, and original sin, using well-chosen quotations to illustrate his points. One sees Scott honestly struggling to come to grips with Augustine's true meaning, and in this he is to be commended. This is meant to be a handbook for those studying Augustine and should be supplemented by a work that portrays a more political Augustine, perhaps James J. O'Donnell's Augustine (Twayne, 1985).-Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, N.J.

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ISBN-13:
9780809135660
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

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