Augustine's Passions Paperback
His Transformation from a Roman Citizen to a Catholic Bishop, 354-401
by Giosue Ghisalberti;
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By the end of his life, Augustine's hope for a spiritual regeneration of the social world was ultimately relinquished, replaced with the division of the two cities, Jerusalem and Babylon, separate and never to be joined, each with its own legitimacy. The self-possessed youth fundamentally in opposition to Roman society had accepted the division of the two cities and therefore the impossibility of a spiritual regeneration of the world. Augustine, the individual of his autobiography, was finally if not irrevocably relinquished to become the adopted son of the church; in so doing, he could not reconcile the self-division that had formed him - the double-inheritance of his North African birth as Adamic and Roman. If, at the beginning of his ordination into the priesthood and the hopeful first few years of his leadership, he believed that human beings could be "conformed to the image of God through the rebirth of the renewed man ...and these things can be realized even in this life," by 412 he had definitively turned away from any such aspirations and instead chose to divide the two cities. He had, in the end, resigned himself.
Instead of the regeneration of human beings and the world, Augustine accepted the respective identities and the separation of Jerusalem and Babylon and, by doing so, determined both his personal belief and the future of the Catholic church. This is how that came about.
Augustine's Passions by Giosue Ghisalberti was published by Marquette University Press in July 2016. The ISBN for Augustine's Passions is 9781626006065.
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Details for Augustine's Passions
|Page last updated||19th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Giosue Ghisalberti|
|Publisher||Marquette University Press (July 2016)|
|Number of Pages||301|