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De bono coniugali ; De sancta virginitate

Author: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; P G Walsh
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2001.
Series: Oxford early Christian texts
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In both these works, Augustine rebuffs the Manichees, analysing why marriage is good and why virginity is a higher good. This volume should show how these themes are closely related to present-day controversies between theologians and historians.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; P G Walsh
ISBN: 0198269951 9780198269953
OCLC Number: 676815256
Language Note: Text in English and Latin.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 250 pages).
Series Title: Oxford early Christian texts
Other Titles: De sancta virginitate.
Responsibility: Augustine ; edited and translated by P.G. Walsh.

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"De Bono Coniugali" and "De Sancta Virginitate" were written in the same year. These book rebuff the Manichees, who argued that marriage was evil, and the followers of Jovinian, who argued that the  Read more...

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