Augustine and His Critics

Augustine and His Critics

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Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) is arguably the most controversial Christian thinker in history. His positions on philosophical and theological concerns have been the subjects of intense scrutiny and criticism from his lifetime to the present. Augustine and his Critics gathers twelve specialists' responses to modern criticisms of his thought, covering: personal and religious freedom; the self and God; sexuality, gender and the body; spirituality; asceticism; cultural studies; and politics. Stimulating and insightful, the collection offers forceful arguments for neglected historical, philosophical and theological perspectives which are behind some of Augustine's most unpopular convictions.See also A.Fitzgerald, Conversion Through Penance in the Italian Church of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries. ... For a clear discussion in this volume of spiritual direction as conceived of in antiquity, see the essay by I.Hadot, a#39;The Spiritual Guidea#39;, pp. 436a€“59. ... See P. Brown, Power and Persuasion in ... J.C.-IVe siAucle ap.

Title:Augustine and His Critics
Author:Robert Dodaro, George Lawless, Professor of Historical Theology George Lawless, Osa Osa
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-07-28


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