+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Saint Augustine of Hippo : Selections from Confessions and Other Essential Writings - Annotated & Explained - Joseph Kelley

Saint Augustine of Hippo

Selections from Confessions and Other Essential Writings - Annotated & Explained

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2010
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
RRP $37.99
$32.75
14%
OFF

eBook View Product

Published: 1st February 2011
Format: ePUB
RRP $20.90
$17.25
17%
OFF

The restless heart and searching mind of this influential early church father can offer spiritual and intellectual companionship for your own spiritual journey.

Augustine of Hippo (354–430), priest, bishop and theologian, is one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity. He is known as much for his long interior struggle that ended with conversion and baptism at age thirty-two as for his influential teachings on human will, original sin and the theology of just war. Cherished as a model for the pursuit of a life of spiritual grace and criticized for his theory of predestination, Augustine is recognized as a living expression of the passion to understand and communicate the deeper meanings of human experience.

With fresh translations drawn from Augustine's voluminous writings and probing facing-page commentary, Augustinian scholar Joseph T. Kelley, PhD, provides insight into the mind and heart of this foundational Christian figure. Kelley illustrates how Augustine's keen intellect, rhetorical skill and passionate faith reshaped the theological language and dogmatic debates of early Christianity. He explores the stormy religious arguments and political upheavals of the fifth century, Augustine's controversial teachings on predestination, sexuality and marriage, and the deep undercurrents of Augustine's spiritual quest that still inspire Christians today.

"Rescues the eloquence and relevance of Saint Augustine for contemporary readers. This is a book for students, scholars--and any earnest seeker in search of a great companion." --James Carroll, author, Practicing Catholic and Constantine's Sword

"An important contribution.... Combines both the technical expertise of an Augustine scholar and the communication skills that make his work appealing to [non-scholarly] readers. One can only hope that this book is the first of many on Saint Augustine to flow from Dr. Kelley's pen." --Donald X. Burt, OSA, professor emeritus, Villanova University

"Becoming acquainted with Christianity necessarily entails encountering Saint Augustine. Joseph Kelley's illuminating anthology is a compelling introduction to the ancient church's most profound thinker." --Professor Jane E. Merdinger, Augustinian Heritage Institute; author, Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine "Rescues the eloquence and relevance of Saint Augustine for contemporary readers. This is a book for students, scholars and any earnest seeker in search of a great companion." James Carroll, author, Practicing Catholic and Constantine's Sword

"An important contribution . Combines both the technical expertise of an Augustine scholar and the communication skills that make his work appealing to [non-scholarly] readers. One can only hope that this book is the first of many on Saint Augustine to flow from Dr. Kelley's pen." Donald X. Burt, OSA, professor emeritus, Villanova University

Becoming acquainted with Christianity necessarily entails encountering Saint Augustine. Joseph Kelley s illuminating anthology is a compelling introduction to the ancient church s most profound thinker. Professor Jane E. Merdinger, Augustinian Heritage Institute; author, Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine

" "Rescues the eloquence and relevance of Saint Augustine for contemporary readers. This is a book for students, scholars and any earnest seeker in search of a great companion." James Carroll, author, Practicing Catholic and Constantine's Sword

"An important contribution . Combines both the technical expertise of an Augustine scholar and the communication skills that make his work appealing to [non-scholarly] readers. One can only hope that this book is the first of many on Saint Augustine to flow from Dr. Kelley's pen." Donald X. Burt, OSA, professor emeritus, Villanova University

Becoming acquainted with Christianity necessarily entails encountering Saint Augustine. Joseph Kelley s illuminating anthology is a compelling introduction to the ancient church s most profound thinker. Professor Jane E. Merdinger, Augustinian Heritage Institute; author, Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine" "Rescues the eloquence and relevance of Saint Augustine for contemporary readers. This is a book for students, scholars and any earnest seeker in search of a great companion." James Carroll, author, Practicing Catholic and Constantine's Sword

"An important contribution . Combines both the technical expertise of an Augustine scholar and the communication skills that make his work appealing to [non-scholarly] readers. One can only hope that this book is the first of many on Saint Augustine to flow from Dr. Kelley's pen." Donald X. Burt, OSA, professor emeritus, Villanova University

Becoming acquainted with Christianity necessarily entails encountering Saint Augustine. Joseph Kelley s illuminating anthology is a compelling introduction to the ancient church s most profound thinker. Professor Jane E. Merdinger, Augustinian Heritage Institute; author, Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine"

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xiii
A Note on the Translationp. xliii
The Journey of Faithp. 1
Unquiet Heartsp. 3
Keep On Movingp. 5
Searching Mindsp. 7
Faith Seeking Understandingp. 9
Doubt and Skepticismp. 13
The Will to Believep. 15
Give Me Chastity-But Not Yetp. 17
The Will to Powerp. 21
The Divided Willp. 23
Through Sin to Gracep. 27
The Devil Made Me Do Itp. 29
Our Sins Are Our Ownp. 33
Original Sinp. 37
The Disorder in Sinp. 41
The Nature of Evilp. 45
Paralysis of Willp. 51
Saved by Grace: The Pelagian Controversyp. 55
Give What You Commandp. 59
Conversionp. 63
Predestinationp. 65
Reconsiderationp. 67
Intent upon Godp. 69
Knowing Godp. 71
Loving Godp. 77
God as Trinityp. 81
Jesus Christp. 85
The Holy Spiritp. 91
Loving One Anotherp. 97
Friendshipp. 101
Communityp. 109
The Churchp. 113
The Donatistsp. 121
The Sacramentsp. 127
Ministryp. 131
Prayerp. 137
While in the Worldp. 143
Creationp. 145
Concupiscencep. 151
Marriagep. 159
Womenp. 165
Politicsp. 171
Justicep. 177
Warp. 187
Peacep. 195
Deathp. 203
Suggestions for Further Studyp. 211
Index of Textsp. 213
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781594732829
ISBN-10: 1594732825
Series: Skylight Illuminations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.34