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.”
Journal of Early Christian Studie.
|Publisher:||New City Press NY|
|Series:||Works of Saint Augustine A Translation for the 21st Century|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|