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Marriage and Virginity by Saint Augustine of Hippo, John E. Rotelle

This volume presents new translations of five of Augustine's works: The Excellence of Marriage, Holy Virginity, The Excellence of Widowhood, Adulterous Marriages, and Continence.... The volume is to be commended on several points. The translation itself is in eminently readable, clear English that should be accessible to anyone interested in Augustine.... The general introduction does an excellent job of placing these works in the context of Augustine's career, showing how Augustine reacts to controversies with the Manichees, Jovinian, Jerome, and the Pelagians, while maintaining a commitment to the threefold goods of marriage — procreation, fidelity, and sacrament. This is a wonderful collection that allows readers to see the complexity of Augustine's thought on a difficult topic.”

Kim Paffenroth

Journal of Early Christian Studie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565481046
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Series: Works of Saint Augustine A Translation for the 21st Century
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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