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Augustine's City of God : a critical guide

Author: James Wetzel
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge critical guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Augustine's City of God has profoundly influenced the course of Western political philosophy, but there are few guides to its labyrinthine argumentation that hold together the delicate interplay of religion and philosophy in Augustine's thought. The essays in this volume offer a rich examination of those themes, using the central, contested distinction between a heavenly city on earthly pilgrimage and an earthly  Read more...
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Named Person: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Aurelius Augustinus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Wetzel
ISBN: 9780521199940 0521199948
OCLC Number: 781939365
Description: xviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The history of the book : Augustine's City of God and post-Roman cultural memory / Mark Vessey --
Secularity and the saeculum / Paul J. Griffiths --
Augustine's dystopia / Peter Iver Kaufman --
From rape to resurrection : sin, sexual difference, and politics / Margaret R. Miles --
Ideology and solidarity in Augustine's City of God / John Cavadini --
The theater of the virtues : Augustine's critique of pagan mimesis / Jennifer Herdt --
The psychology of compassion : Stoicism in City of God 9.5 / Sarah Byers --
Augustine's rejection of eudaimonism / Nicholas Wolterstorff --
Augustine on the origin of evil : myth and metaphysics / James Wetzel --
Hell and the dilemmas of intractable alienation / John Bowlin --
On the nature and worth of Christian philosophy : evidence from the City of God / John Rist --
Reinventing Ausustine's ethics : the afterlife of City of God / Bonnie Kent.
Series Title: Cambridge critical guides.
Responsibility: edited by James Wetzel.


This volume addresses the complex and conflicted vision in Augustine's City of God, as a heavenly city on earthly pilgrimage.  Read more...
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'To guide readers into the bishop's magnum opus, this collection of twelve essays, one of fifteen titles in the Cambridge Critical Guide series focusing on philosophical authors, draws upon Read more...

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