Augustine (354-430) had a profound impact on the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians for over fifteen centuries. His words are still frequently quoted in devotions today and his key themes retain a striking contemporary relevance--what is the place of the Church in the world? What is the relation between nature and grace? In Augustine of Hippo, the late Henry Chadwick--a renowned authority on Augustine--describes with clarity and warmth the intellectual development of this key Father of the Church. In his characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic style, Chadwick traces Augustine's intellectual journey from schoolboy and student to Bishop and champion of Christendom in a period of intense political upheaval, providing valuable insight into the progression of Augustine's ideas. With a foreword reflecting on Chadwick's distinctive approach to Augustine by Peter Brown, and a further reading list on Augustine compiled by Gillian Clark, this volume is both an essential assessment of Augustine and a final tribute to one of the great church historians of the twentieth century.
`Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth...Chadwick's deep scholarship is evident throughout this book.' Methodist Recorder `Thank goodness we had Chadwick, level-headed and drenched in the sources, to unravel the threads of Augustine's musings.' Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald `Read Chadwick, then read him again. You will learn.' Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald `Chadwick succeeds in a spectacular manner.' R A Marcus, The Tablet `Uncanny skill in catching...the odd revealing detail, moving about Augustine's vast textual output with magisterial ease.' R. A. Markus, The Tablet `His Augustine emerges from his pages as an altogether more human and more humane figure than we meet in many of his interpreters.' R A Markus, The Tablet
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 5th August 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.6 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.24