Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 15, 2001

byHenry Chadwick

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By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkersbefore him, and themes such as freedom, creation, and the trinity.

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By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkersbefore him, and themes such as freedom, crea...

Henry Chadwick is Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Among his other books are Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition, Priscillian of Avila, and Boethius: The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosophy (all published by OUP). He has also published an annotated translation of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.35 inPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of illustrations1. The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ2. Liberal arts3. Free choice4. A philosophical society5. Vocation6. Confessions7. Unity and division8. Creation and the Trinity9. City of God10. Nature and graceFurther readingIndex

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