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Augustine and His Critics

(Hardback - Dec 1999)
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Overview

This text examines the arguments of certain strident, present-day critics of Augustine, responding to the more inaccurate and unfair of these criticisms and arguing in favour of some of the historical, philosophical and theological perspectives which lie behind Augustine's most unpopular convictions. It offers an insightful analysis of Augustine's thought and of critical responses to that thought. Augustine's writings have continually met with both kindly readers and frank critics and interest in his thought has not waned even in our own times. Contemporary philosophers, theologians, spiritual writers, cultural theorists and social scientists take him to task for a number of positions ranging from human sexuality and the body, gender, personal freedom, religious liberty and the ethics of force, to his concepts of the self and God. More often than not today, Augustine's outlook is characterised as pessimistic, and he is charged with responsibility for a certain Christian malaise.

Details

  • SKU: 9780415200622
  • SKU10: 0415200628
  • Title: Augustine and His Critics
  • Series: Christian Origins Library
  • Qty Remaining Online: 97
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Date Published: Dec 1999
  • Pages: 273
  • Weight lbs: 1.26
  • Dimensions: 8.86" L x 7.02" W x 1.07" H
  • Themes: Chronological Period | Ancient (To 499 A.D.);
  • Category: THEOLOGY
  • Subject: Christian Theology - General

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