Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized by John M. RistAugustine: Ancient Thought Baptized by John M. Rist

Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized

byJohn M. Rist

Paperback | September 28, 1996

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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.
Title:Augustine: Ancient Thought BaptizedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:September 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521589525

ISBN - 13:9780521589529


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Works of Augustine; Notes on chronology; Bibliographical note; 1. Approaching Augustine; 2. Words, signs and things; 3. Certainty, belief and understanding; 4. Soul, body and personal identity; 5. Will, love and right action; 6. Individuals, social institutions and political life; 7. Evil, justice and divine omnipotence; 8. Augustinus redivivus; Appendix 1: Porphyry's account of the sentence in the De Magistro; Apendix 2: Traducianism, creationism and the transmission of original sin; Appendix 3: Augustine and Julian: aspects of the debate about sexual concupiscentia; Indexes.

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"This work is likely to become the best starting point to grasp the entirety of Augustine's world view." Worldtrade