Augustine: A Very Short Introduction (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Feb 22, 2001 - Religion - 144 pages
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By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, and the trinity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: Augustine: A Very Short Introduction (Past Masters)

User Review  - Adam Robinson - Goodreads

I knew almost nothing of Augustine other than the Confessions before this read. I now have a firm grasp of the basics of his theology as well as the importance of his influence during his life and in ... Read full review

Review: Augustine: A Very Short Introduction (Past Masters)

User Review  - JP - Goodreads

I like this series, but it does strike me that the supposedly succinct introductions can become a deceptively long read. In this case, the author made up for space with big vocabulary, which actually ... Read full review


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Cicero Mani Plato Christ
Chapter 2Liberal arts
Chapter 3Free choice
Chapter 4A philosophical society
Chapter 5Vocation
Chapter 6Confessions
Chapter 7Unity and division
Chapter 8Creation and the Trinity
Chapter 9City of God
Chapter 10Nature and grace
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