St. Augustine and Being Paperback

A Metaphysical Essay

by James F. Anderson;

In Stock - Usually dispatched within 4 days


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £72.00 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

St. Augustine and Being

Full Product Description

The properly metaphysical dimension of Augustine's thought has received little special attention among scholars - even "Scholastics. " The Thomist metaphysicians - especially we "Anglo-Saxon" ones - receive first honors for being the most neglectful of all. Why? I t is a puzzling phenomenon particularly in the light of the fact (recognized by almost every Thomist) that the very existence of Thomas the theologian is inconceivable apart from his pre-eminent Christian mentor in the intellectual life, the Bishop of Hippo. It is a puzzling phenomenon because, although the Christian metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas is not the Christian metaphysics of Augustine, these metaphysics could not be simply opposed to one another, else the theologies wherein they exercise the indispensable function of vital rational organs would themselves be discordant. But what respectable "Scholas- tic" would deny that, in their essential teaching about God and the things of God, the thought of these two masters is remarkably congruent?
May I suggest that one of the major reasons for this paradoxical neglect of Augustinian metaphysics on the part of Thomists (above all, in the English-speaking world) is their simplistic assumption that whereas Aquinas was an Aristotelian in phi- losophy, Augustine was a Platonist, despite the fact that in theology they were substantially at one - as if there could be theological agreement, formally speaking, even where there is metaphysical disagreement, formally speaking.

St. Augustine and Being by James F. Anderson was published by Springer in January 1965. The ISBN for St. Augustine and Being is 9789401186551.

Go to Basket

Reviews of St. Augustine and Being

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about St. Augustine and Being.


Details for St. Augustine and Being

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSpringer (January 1965)
Edition1965 ed.
Number of Pages76
Thickness5 mm
Height235 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4307536
Page last updated 25th May 2018
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer