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Augustine's Manichaean dilemma

Author: Jason BeDuhn
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010-
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Augustine of Hippo is history's best-known Christian convert. The very concept of conversio owes its dissemination to Augustine's Confessions, and yet, as Jason BeDuhn notes, conversion in Augustine is not the sudden, dramatic, and complete transformation of self we likely remember it to be. Rather, in the Confessions Augustine depicts conversion as a lifelong process, a series of self-discoveries and  Read more...
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Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason BeDuhn
ISBN: 9780812242102 0812242106 9780812244946 081224494X
OCLC Number: 501074205
Description: volumes ; 24 cm.
Contents: [v.] 1. Conversion and apostasy, 373-388 C.E. --
[v.] 2. Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E.
Series Title: Divinations.
Other Titles: Conversion and apostasy, 373-388 C.E.
Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E.
Responsibility: Jason David BeDuhn.

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Jason David BeDuhn reconstructs Augustine's decade-long adherence to Manichaeism, apostasy from it, and subsequent conversion to Nicene Christianity.  Read more...

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"A major contribution to Augustine studies."-Journal of Religion "BeDuhn's prose is, as usual, lucid and engaging. He brings a historical and methodological sophistication to his work that is sorely Read more...

 
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