Augustine On Evil by Gillian R. EvansAugustine On Evil by Gillian R. Evans

Augustine On Evil

byGillian R. Evans

Paperback | July 27, 1990

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Augustine, perhaps the most important and most widely read Father of the Church, first became preoccupied with the problem of evil in his boyhood, and this preoccupation continued throughout his life. Augustine's ideas about evil were to mark out the boundaries of the problem for those who came after him; his influence was greater and more widespread than any other early Christian thinker and is still of importance both with those who agree with him and with those who do not. Augustine's personality, so loveably and intricately revealed in his Confessions, has always made him a figure of intense interest.
Title:Augustine On EvilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:July 27, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052139743x

ISBN - 13:9780521397438

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The experience of evil; 2. The problem presents itself; 3. Evil in the mind; 4. Evil in the universe; 5. The antidote to evil; 6. Becoming and being good; 7. The divine imperative; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Augustine, perhaps the most important and most widely read Father of the Church, first became preoccupied with the problem of evil in his boyhood and this preoccupation continued throughout his life. This well-written-and highly acclaimed-study follows him in his progress towards a solution, and beyond, to consider the influence his thinking had upon the study of the problem for a thousand years and more.

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"Dr. Evans' book can be recommended to anyone seeking a way into the Augustinian world in general; and its epilogue, relating Augustine to the whole involved story of mediaeval and Reformation debates about evil, grace, and liberty, will be very valuable to the student of doctrinal history...[it] fills a notable gap in the literature." Religious Studies