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Augustine was arguably the greatest early Christian philosopher. His teachings had a profound effect on Medieval scholarship, Renaissance humanism, and the religious controversies of both the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. Here, Henry Chadwick places Augustine in his philosophical and religious context and traces the history of his influence on Western thought, both within and beyond the Christian tradition. A handy account to one of the greatest religious thinkers, this Very Short Introduction is both a useful guide for the one who seeks to know Augustine and a fine companion for the one who wishes to know him better.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

Henry Chadwick (1920-2008) enjoyed international renown as one of the leading church historians of the twentieth century. He held senior appointments at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, latterly as Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge. Chadwick's scholarship was complemented by his active involvement in church life. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1944, he developed a deep commitment to church unity and took a leading role in the Anglican and Roman Catholic dialogues of the mid-1970s.

Chadwick authored numerous books and articles throughout his career. At Oxford University Press he held series editorship of Oxford Early Christian Texts and Oxford Early Christian Studies, and co-edited the Oxford History of the Christian Church series with his brother, Professor Owen Chadwick. His acclaimed translation of Augustine's Confessions is available from Oxford World Classics.

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1. The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ

2. Liberal arts

3. Free choice

4. A philosophical society

5. Vocation

6. Confessions

7. Unity and division

8. Creation and the Trinity

9. City of God

10. Nature and grace

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854520
Author:
Chadwick, Henry
Publisher:
Oxford Paperbacks
Author:
null, Henry
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
Theology | Philosophy of Religion
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Philosophy of Religion
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Philosophy of Religion
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.00x4.42x.38 in. .28 lbs.

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