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(PUBOxford University)A brilliant new study on how Augustine's views of Christian doctrine and the fallenness of humanity led to a decisive break with classical ideals, thus reshaping the whole of Western thought. Vividly paints in the social and cultural milieu of late Roman antiquity. 299 pages, softcover.
This book is the first systematic attempt to consider the social and cultural context that shaped the life and thought of Augustine. Carol Harrison shows how his beliefs in both Christian truth and human fallenness effected a decisive break with classical ideals of perfection and shaped the distinctive theology of Western Christiandom.