An indispensable resource for those looking to understand Augustine's place in religious and cultural heritage Augustine towers over Western life, literature, and culture--both sacred and secular. His ideas permeate conceptions of the self from birth to death and have cast a long shadow over subsequent Christian thought. But as much as tradition has sprung from Augustinian roots, so was Augustine a product of and interlocutor with traditions that preceded and ran contemporary to his life. This extensive volume examines and evaluates Augustine as both a receiver and a source of tradition. The contributors--all distinguished Augustinian scholars influenced by J. Patout Burns and interested in furthering his intellectual legacy--survey Augustine's life and writings in the context of North African tradition, philosophical and literary traditions of antiquity, the Greek patristic tradition, and the tradition of Augustine's Latin contemporaries. These various pieces, when assembled, tell a comprehensive story of Augustine's significance, both then and now.
An indispensable resource for those looking to understand Augustine's place in religious and cultural heritage Augustine towers over Western life, literature, and culture--both sacred and secular. His ideas permeate conceptions of the self from birth to death and have cast a long shadow over subsequent Christian thought. But as much
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Univ of California Press
Augustine, probably the single thinker who did the most to Christianize the classical learning of ancient Greece and Rome, exerted a remarkable influence on medieval and modern thought, and he speaks forcefully and directly to twentieth-century readers as well. The most widely read of his writings today are, no doubt,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
John Cassian (d. c.435) brought the teachings of the Egyptian desert fathers to the Latin West. A. M. C. Casiday offers a revisionist account of his work, restoring the stories he tells to a position of importance as an integral part of his monastic theology.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Augustine established a moral framework that dominated Western culture for more than a thousand years. His partly flawed presentation of some of its key concepts (love, will and freedom), however, prompted subsequent thinkers to attempt to repair this framework, and their efforts often aggravated the very problems they intended to
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-25 - Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
The consensus view asserts Augustine developed his later doctrines ca. 396 CE while writing Ad Simplicianum as a result of studying scripture. His early De libero arbitrio argued for traditional free choice refuting Manichaean determinism, but his anti-Pelagian writings rejected any human ability to believe without God giving faith. Kenneth