You Made Us for Yourself Hardback

Creation in St. Augustine's Confessions

by Jared Oritz;

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You Made Us for Yourself

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Augustine's Confessions is probably the most commented upon text of early Christianity. Yet, there is a general consensus that this justly famous work is neither well composed nor structurally unified. "You Made Us for Yourself" aims to challenge this common notion by approaching the Confessions in light of what Augustine himself would have considered most I fundamental: creation, understood in a broad sense. Creation, for Augustine, is an epiphany, a light that reveals who God is and who human beings are. It is not merely one doctrine or theme among others, but is the foundational context which illumines all doctrines and all themes. Moreover, creation, for Augustine, is dynamically ordered toward the church, toward the deified destiny the body of Christ both is and brings about. Thus, the Confessions itself can be understood as Augustine's prayer of praise in thanksgiving for the unmerited gift of creation (and re-creation). It is his self-gift back to God-a kind of Eucharistic Offering intended to take up and bring about the same in his readers.

You Made Us for Yourself by Jared Oritz was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in April 2016. The ISBN for You Made Us for Yourself is 9781506406862.

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Details for You Made Us for Yourself

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (April 2016)
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4456552
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