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 “Cassiciacum dialogues,” which have influenced prominent thinkers from Boethius to Bernard Lonergan. In this second, brief dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his mother, brother, son, and friends celebrate his thirty-second birthday by having a “feast of words” on the nature of happiness. They conclude that the truly happy life consists of “having God” through faith, hope, and charity.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(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
On the Happy Life 1
Time Line: The Probable Chronology of the Cassiciacum Retreat 117
Glossary of Select Names 125