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Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized

Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized

John M. Rist
4.2/5 (5 ratings)
The aim of this work is to show how Augustine adapted a deeply Platonic outlook to the new world of Christianity, and how he constructed a vision in which Platonism and Christianity pointed in the same direction. Augustine is skillfully contextualized, while the enduring, if often unpopular, power of his claims on a variety of topics is discussed in a manner that puts a fresh perspective on some of his chief concerns. These include: divine and human love; marriage and sexuality; the lust for power; and God's providence and omnipotence.
Language
English
Pages
356
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
September 12, 1996
ISBN
0521589525
ISBN 13
9780521589529

Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized

John M. Rist
4.2/5 (5 ratings)
The aim of this work is to show how Augustine adapted a deeply Platonic outlook to the new world of Christianity, and how he constructed a vision in which Platonism and Christianity pointed in the same direction. Augustine is skillfully contextualized, while the enduring, if often unpopular, power of his claims on a variety of topics is discussed in a manner that puts a fresh perspective on some of his chief concerns. These include: divine and human love; marriage and sexuality; the lust for power; and God's providence and omnipotence.
Language
English
Pages
356
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
September 12, 1996
ISBN
0521589525
ISBN 13
9780521589529

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