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The Cambridge Companion to Augustine

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

James J. O'Donnell, John Rist, William Mann, James Wetzel, Thomas Williams, Scott MacDonald, Mary T. Clark, Simo Knuuttila, Roland Teske, Eleonore Stump, Gerard O'Daly, Gareth Matthews, Christopher Kirwan, Bonnie Kent, Paul Weithman, Martin Stone
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  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521650182

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  • It is hard to overestimate the importance of the work of Augustine of Hippo and its influence, both in his own period and in the subsequent history of Western philosophy. Many of his views, including his theory of the just war, his account of time and eternity, his attempted resolution of the problem of evil, and his approach to the relation of faith and reason, have continued to be influential up to the present. In this volume of specially-commissioned essays, sixteen scholars provide a wide-ranging and stimulating contribution to our understanding of Augustine.

    • Augustine is a figure of enormous importance in medieval philosophy and subsequently
    • Essays are very clearly and accessibly written
    • Will be of interest to students of theology as well as philosophy
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    "This book, which should be in every scholarly library, can easily be used for graduate courses on Augustine's thought." Religious Studies Review

    "Augustine's thought is so rich and the scholarship on it is so diverse."...she and her late coeditor have assembled a volume impressive not only for the high quality of its 18 essays by 16 scholars (15 of whom teach at North American and British universities and colleges, and one, at the Univ. of Helsinki), but also for its range of coverage...no university or college library with serious holding in religious or humanistic studies should be without this book." CHOICE Jan 2002

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    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521650182
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Eleonore Stump
    1. Augustine: his time and lives James J. O'Donnell
    2. Faith and reason John Rist
    3. Augustine on evil and original sin William Mann
    4. Predestination, pelagianism and foreknowledge James Wetzel
    5. Biblical interpretation Thomas Williams
    6. The divine nature Scott MacDonald
    7. De Trinitate Mary T. Clark
    8. Time and creation in Augustine Simo Knuuttila
    9. Augustine's theory of soul Roland Teske
    10. Augustine on free will Eleonore Stump
    11. Augustine's philosophy of memory Roland Teske
    12. The response to skepticism and the mechanisms of cognition Gerard O'Daly
    13. Knowledge and illumination Gareth Matthews
    14. Augustine's philosophy of language Christopher Kirwan
    15. Augustine's ethics Bonnie Kent
    16. Augustine's political philosophy Paul Weithman
    17. Augustine and medieval philosophy Martin Stone
    18. Post-medieval Augustinianism Gareth Matthews.

  • Editors

    Eleonore Stump, St Louis University, Missouri

    Norman Kretzmann

    Contributors

    James J. O'Donnell, John Rist, William Mann, James Wetzel, Thomas Williams, Scott MacDonald, Mary T. Clark, Simo Knuuttila, Roland Teske, Eleonore Stump, Gerard O'Daly, Gareth Matthews, Christopher Kirwan, Bonnie Kent, Paul Weithman, Martin Stone

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