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Jerusalem and Babylon : a study into Augustine's City of God and the sources of his doctrine of the two cities

Author: J van Oort
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1991.
Series: Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a new introduction to Augustine's City of God and his doctrine of the two cities, sources of this doctrine in Manichaeism, (Neo)Platonism and the pre- Augustinian Jewish and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 90024319
(OCoLC)22767234
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J van Oort
ISBN: 9789004253346 9004253343
OCLC Number: 1011156803
Notes: "English version of my doctoral thesis, which was originally submitted to the Theological Faculty of the University of Utrecht in September 1986 and published in Dutch"--Pref.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 427 p. ): ill.
Contents: Introduction --
Augustine and his City of God. The author --
The City of God --
The doctrine of the two cities --
The City of God as an apology and a catechetical work. The City of God as an apology --
The City of God as a thetic exposition --
The City of God as a catechetical work --
Conclusions --
Sources of Augustine's doctrine of the two cities. Manichaeism --
Platonism, Stoicism and Philo --
The Donatist Tyconius --
Christian, Jewish and Jewish-Christian traditions --
Conclusions --
Summary and final remarks.
Series Title: Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, v. 14.
Responsibility: by Johannes van Oort.

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