Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized
Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized   -     By: John M. Rist
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From the publisher: 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 acient culture against the truth he found in the Bible and Catholic tradition, and reformulated these in Christian dress. The author identifies the fundamental themes in Augustine's theology and philosophy and puts a fresh perspective on Augustine's chief concerns, so that those concerns may speak to us more intelligibly.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 334
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0521589525
ISBN-13: 9780521589529

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The aim of this work is to show how Augustine adapted a deeply Platonic outlook to the new world of Christianity, and how he constructed a vision in which Platonism and Christianity pointed in the same direction. Augustine is skillfully contextualized, while the enduring, if often unpopular, power of his claims on a variety of topics is discussed in a manner that puts a fresh perspective on some of his chief concerns. These include: divine and human love; marriage and sexuality; the lust for power; and God's providence and omnipotence.

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