Evil And The Augustinian Tradition by Charles T. MathewesEvil And The Augustinian Tradition by Charles T. Mathewes

Evil And The Augustinian Tradition

byCharles T. Mathewes

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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Evil and the Augustinian Tradition explores the "family biography" of the Augustinian tradition by looking at Augustine's work and its development in the writings of Hannah Arendt and Reinhold Niebuhr. Mathewes argues that the Augustinian tradition offers us a powerful, though commonly misconstrued, proposal for understanding and responding to evil's challenges. The book casts new light on Augustine, Niebuhr, and Arendt, as well as on the problem of evil, the nature of tradition, and the role of theological and ethical discourse in contemporary thought.
Charles T. Mathewes is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, where he teaches theology, ethics, and religion and culture. He has published in The Journal of Religious Ethics, Modern Theology, The Journal of Religion, Anglican Theological Review and The Hedgehog Review.
Title:Evil And The Augustinian TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035449

ISBN - 13:9780521035446


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: reaching disagreement; Part I. Preliminaries: Evil and the Augustinian Tradition: 1. Modernity and evil; 2. The Augustinian tradition and its discontents; Part II. Genealogy: Remembering the Augustinian Tradition: 3. Sin as perversion: Reinhold Niebuhr's Augustinian psychology; 4. Evil as privation: Hannah Arendt's Augustinian ontology; Part III. The Challenge of the Augustinian Tradition to Evil: 5. Demythologising evil; Conclusion: realising incomprehension, discerning mystery; Works cited; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"A book about evil is always timely, and Mathewes's bursts with energy." Religious Studies Review