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Augustine : ancient thought baptized

Author: John M Rist
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A detailed and accurate account of the character and effects of Augustine's thought.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Aurelius Augustinus; Augustin, saint évêque d'Hippone.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Rist
ISBN: 0521589525 9780521589529 0521460840 9780521460842
OCLC Number: 38237939
Description: xix, 334 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Approaching Augustine --
Words, signs and things --
Certainty, belief and understanding --
Soul, body and personal identity --
Will, love and right action --
Individuals, social institutions and political life --
Evil, justice and divine omnipotence --
Augustinus redivivus --
Appendix 1. Porphyry's account of the sentence in the De Magistro --
Appendix 2. Traducianism, creationism and the transmission of original sin --
Appendix 3. Augustine and Julian: aspects of the debate about sexual concupiscentia.
Responsibility: John M. Rist.

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'... masterful study ... Rist places [Augustine] firmly in the tradition of classical philosophy and uncovers the intellectual unease which made him a deep and original thinker.' John Marenbon, The Read more...

 
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