The Theology of Augustine's Confessions Hardback

by Paul Rigby;

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The Theology of Augustine's Confessions

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This study of the Confessions engages with contemporary philosophers and psychologists antagonistic to religion and demonstrates the enduring value of Augustine's journey for those struggling with theistic incredulity and religious narcissism. Paul Rigby draws on current Augustinian scholarship and the works of Paul Ric/ur to cross-examine Augustine's testimony. This analysis reveals the sophistication of Augustine's confessional text, which anticipates the analytical mindset of his critics. Augustine presents a coherent, defensible response to three age-old problems: free will and grace; goodness, innocent suffering, and radical evil; and freedom and predestination. The Theology of Augustine's Confessions moves beyond commentary and allows present-day readers to understand the Confessions as its original readers experienced it, bridging the divide introduced by Kant, Hegel, Freud, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and their descendants.

The Theology of Augustine's Confessions by Paul Rigby was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2015. The ISBN for The Theology of Augustine's Confessions is 9781107094925.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (February 2015)
Number of Pages352
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4313178
Page last updated 7th June 2018
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