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What can I know? What can I hope for? What should I do? These are three perennial questions of life, and few thinkers have offered such penetrating answers as Augustine. Friendship and Society is a fascinating volume meant for those interested in what one of history's greatest minds had to say about life in an imperfect world.Bridging expert scholarship and a popular readership, this volume assumes no in-depth knowledge of philosophy or prior acquaintance with Augustine's writings. An introductory reflection on the human predicament is followed by a clear and accurate outline of Augustine's thought on such revelant topics as ethics, politics, society, history, the family, war and peace, crime and punishment, and church and state. Unifying the book is a powerful argument that "friendship" can be the tie that binds us all.

Table of Contents

The human predicament: alienation and affection — Philosophy of history — Ethics — Friendship and society — The family: a society of friends — The family: obstacles to friendship — The nature of the state — Law and violence — War and peace — Crime and punishment — Church and state.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802846822
Author:
Burt, Donald X.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Creator:
Donald X. Burt
Author:
Donald X. Burt
Location:
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Series Volume:
1770-2
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
9.01x6.01x.78 in. .80 lbs.

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