Fr. 171.60

St. Augustine, His Confessions, and His Influence

English · Hardback

Shipping usually within 1 to 3 weeks (not available at short notice)


Read more

This book introduces Augustine of Hippo and his influence on Christian theology. Part One works through all thirteen books of the Confessions, introducing the life and thought of the bishop of Hippo with commentary on frequent but brief quotations. The Confessions reveal Augustine's major doctrinal concerns, some of them explicitly and thoroughly (such as the Manichees, Platonists, scripture), others implicitly (monasticism, Donatism, ministry), and some in passing (Trinity) or as a preview (Pelagians). Part Two sketches the medieval reception of the Augustinian theological legacy, not chronologically but topically, in the order of the concerns in the Confessions, such as original sin, St. Monica, medieval Manichees, monastic communities, new Donatists, Neo-Platonism, the introspective soul, symbolic scripture, the Trinity, and above all the recurring Pelagian controversies over free will and grace, election and predestination, that continued into the Reformation.

About the author

By Paul Rorem


This book introduces Augustine of Hippo and his influence on Christian theology, introducing the reader to Augustine's Confessions and their historical reception, especially during the Middle Ages and the Reformation.

Product details

Authors Paul Rorem
Publisher Rowman and Littlefield
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.08.2019
EAN 9781978702370
ISBN 978-1-978702-37-0
No. of pages 128
Series Mapping the Tradition
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > Christianity

Theologie, Christentum, Christi Geburt bis 1500 nach Chr., Geschichte allgemein und Weltgeschichte

Customer reviews

No reviews have been written for this item yet. Write the first review and be helpful to other users when they decide on a purchase.

Write a review

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Write your own review.

For messages to please use the contact form.

The input fields marked * are obligatory

By submitting this form you agree to our data privacy statement.