On Christian Teaching by St AugustineOn Christian Teaching by St Augustine

On Christian Teaching

bySt Augustine, R. P. H. Green

Paperback | May 17, 2008

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B`There are certain rules for interpreting the scriptures which, as I am well aware, can usefully be passed on to those with an appetite for such study...' On Christian Teaching is one of Augustine's most important works on the classical tradition. Written to enable Christian students to be their own interpreters of the Bible, it provides an outline of Christian theology, a detailed discussion of ethical problems, and a fascinating early contributionto sign theory. Augustine also makes a systematic attempt to determine what elements of classical education are permissible for a Christian, and in the last book suggests ways in which Ciceronian rhetorical principles may help in communicating the faith. This long-needed, completely new andup-to-date translation gives a close but stylish representation of Augustine's thought and expression. References to the classical background are carefully explained and Roger Green's introduction describes the aims and circumstances of the work, and outlines its influence on major figures in theMiddle Ages and the Renaissance.
R. P. H. Green is Professor of Humanity (Latin) in the Dept. of Classics, University of Glasgow. He has published books on Augustine's contemporaries Paulinus of Nola and Ausonius.
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Title:On Christian TeachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.39 inPublished:May 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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`a great chance to see how clever Augustine was. ... (It is more than a work on Christian teaching: it is a book about teaching. Or learning, in fact.)'The Guardian G2 section, 17 July 1997