Saeculum: history and society in the theology of St. Augustine

In this book Professor Markus's main concern is with those aspects of Augustine's thought which help to answer questions about the purpose of human society, and particularly with his reflections on history, society and the Church. He relates Augustine's ideas to their contemporary con...

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Main Author: Markus, R.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1988.
Further subjects:B Augustine
B History Religious aspects Christianity History of doctrines, Early church, ca. 30-600
B Church History of doctrines Early church, ca. 30-600
B History ; Religious aspects ; Christianity ; History of doctrines ; Early church, ca. 30-600
B Augustine Saint, Bishop of Hippo
B Augustine ; Saint, Bishop of Hippo
B History Religious aspects Christianity History of doctrines Early church, ca. 30-600
B Christian sociology History, Early church, ca. 30-600
B Christian sociology History Early church, ca. 30-600
B Church ; History of doctrines ; Early church, ca. 30-600
B Church History of doctrines, Early church, ca. 30-600
B Christian sociology ; History ; Early church, ca. 30-600
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521363068
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Summary:In this book Professor Markus's main concern is with those aspects of Augustine's thought which help to answer questions about the purpose of human society, and particularly with his reflections on history, society and the Church. He relates Augustine's ideas to their contemporary context and to older traditions, and shows which aspects of his thought he absorbed from his intellectual environment. Augustine appears from this study as a thinker who rejected the 'sacralization' of the established order of society, and the implications of this for a theology of history are explored in the last chapter.
History: sacred and secular -- Tempora christiana: Augustine's historical experience -- Civitas terrena: the secularisation of Roman history -- Ordinata est res publica: the foundations of political authority -- Afer scribens Afris: the Church in Augustine and the African tradition -- Coge intrare: the Church and political power -- Civitas peregrina: signposts
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:051155527X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511555275