Augustine Deformed Paperback

Love, Sin, and Freedom in the Western Moral Tradition

by J. M. Rist;


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Augustine Deformed

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Augustine established a moral framework that dominated Western culture for more than a thousand years. His partly flawed presentation of some of its key concepts (love, will and freedom), however, prompted subsequent thinkers to attempt to repair this framework, and their efforts often aggravated the very problems they intended to solve. Over time, dissatisfaction with an imperfect Augustinian theology gave way to increasingly secular and eventually impersonal moral systems. This volume traces the distortion of Augustine's thought from the twelfth century to the present and examines its consequent reconstructions. John M. Rist argues that modern philosophies should be recognized as offering no compelling answers to questions about the human condition and as leading inevitably to conventionalism or nihilism. In order to avoid this end, he proposes a return to an updated Augustinian Christianity. Essential reading for anyone interested in Augustine and his influence, Augustine Deformed revitalizes his original conception of love, will and freedom.

Augustine Deformed by J. M. Rist was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2017. The ISBN for Augustine Deformed is 9781107428805.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (October 2017)
Weight630g
Number of Pages434
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107428805
ISBN-101107428807
Product Code4451919
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