Augustine: ancient thought baptized

This major work constitutes a significant attempt to provide a detailed and accurate account of the character and effects of Augustine's thought as a whole. It describes the transformation of Greco-Roman philosophy into the version that was to become the most influential in the history of Weste...

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Main Author: Rist, John M. 1936-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1994.
Further subjects:B Augustine
B Theology, Doctrinal History Early church, ca. 30-600
B Augustine Saint, Bishop of Hippo
B Philosophy, Ancient
B Theology, Doctrinal History, Early church, ca. 30-600
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780521460842
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Summary:This major work constitutes a significant attempt to provide a detailed and accurate account of the character and effects of Augustine's thought as a whole. It describes the transformation of Greco-Roman philosophy into the version that was to become the most influential in the history of Western thought. Augustine weighed some of the major themes of classical philosophy and ancient culture against the truth he found in the Bible and Catholic tradition, and reformulated these in Christian dress.
Approaching Augustine -- Words, signs and things -- Certainty, belief and understanding -- Soul, body and personal identity -- Will, love and right action -- Individuals, social institutions and political life -- Evil, justice and divine omnipotence -- Augustinus redivivus -- Appendix 1. Porphyry's account of the sentence in the De Magistro -- Appendix 2. Traducianism, creationism and the transmission of original sin -- Appendix 3. Augustine and Julian: aspects of the debate about sexual concupiscentia
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511520220
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511520228