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Augustine : a guide for the perplexed

Author: James Wetzel
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Western theology and philosophy without Augustine is almost inconceivable. He turned Pauline eschatology into a psychology of redemption and bequeathed to the Christianity of his day its profoundest sense of the adventure of soul. His offerings to philosophy included a staggeringly important but highly problematic conception of will, a new kind of introspection, and a sense of providential order that seemed  Read more...
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Wetzel, James.
Augustine.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(DLC) 2009044688
(OCoLC)277204070
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Wetzel
ISBN: 9781441174826 1441174826
OCLC Number: 676697029
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 146 pages).
Contents: Prologue: A life confessed --
Death and the delineation of soul --
Sin and the invention of will --
Sex and the infancy of desire --
Almost an epilogue: Time troubled.
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: James Wetzel.

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A guide to the life and work of Augustine. It takes up the major concerns of Augustine's complex and evolving thought and accords them a form that allows readers to think with Augustine as well as  Read more...

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