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A companion to Augustine / edited by Mark Vessey ; with the assistance of Shelley Reid.

Contributor(s): Vessey, Mark | Reid, Shelley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to the ancient world: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Description: 1 online resource (1431 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118255483; 1118255488; 9781118255438; 1118255437; 9781118255452; 1118255453.Subject(s): Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo | Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo | Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 | Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 | RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History | RELIGION -- Christianity -- History | Church history -- Primitive and early church | Rome (Empire) | 30-600Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to Augustine.DDC classification: 270.2092 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Introduction : Augustine and company / Mark Vessey -- Political history : the later Roman Empire / Christopher Kelly -- Cultural beography : Roman North Africa / William E. Klingshirn -- Religious sociology : being Christian in the time of Augustine / Éric Rebillard -- Spes saeculi : Augustine's worldly ambition and career / R.S.O. Tomlin -- Love and belonging, loss and netrayal in the Confessions / Kate Cooper -- The Confessions as autobiography / Paula Fredriksen -- Reading the Confessions / Catherine Conybeare -- Augustine and language / Philip Burton -- Augustine's information circuits / Claire Sotinel -- Augustine and Roman public spectacles / Richard Lim -- Augustine and books / Guy Stroumsa -- Augustine and the Latin classics / Danuta Shanzer -- Augustine and the philosophers / Sarah Byers -- Augustine and the books of the Manicheans / Johannes van Oort -- Augustine and scripture / Michael Cameron -- Augustine and His Christian predecessors / Mark Edwards -- Augustine as a reader of his Christian contemporaries / Michael Stuart Williams -- Augustine among the writers of the Church / Mark Vessey.
Philosopher : Augustine in retirement / Gillian Clark -- Conversationalist and consultant : Augustine in dialogue / Therese Fuhrer -- Mystic and monk : Augustine and the spiritual life / John Peter Kenney -- Preacher : Augustine and his congregation / Hildegund Müller -- Administrator : Augustine in his diocese / Neil B. McLynn -- Controversialist : Augustine in combat / Caroline Humfress -- Augustine on the will / James Wetzel -- Augustine on the body / David G. Hunter -- Augustine on friendship and orthodoxy / Stefan Rebenich -- Augustine on the Church (against the Donatists) / Alexander Evers -- Augustine on the statesman and the two cities / Robert Dodaro -- Augustine on scripture and the Trinity / Sabine MacCormack -- Augustine on redemption / Lewis Ayres -- Augustine's works in circulation / Clemens Weidmann -- Augustine in the West, 430-ca. 900 / Conrad Leyser -- Augustine in the western Middle Ages to the Reformation / Eric L. Saak -- Augustine in modern philosophy / Johannes Brachtendorf -- Augustine and postmodernism / John D. Caputo -- Envoi / James J. O'Donnell.
Summary: A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context Presents Augustine & rsquo;s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of August.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : Augustine and company / Mark Vessey -- Political history : the later Roman Empire / Christopher Kelly -- Cultural beography : Roman North Africa / William E. Klingshirn -- Religious sociology : being Christian in the time of Augustine / Éric Rebillard -- Spes saeculi : Augustine's worldly ambition and career / R.S.O. Tomlin -- Love and belonging, loss and netrayal in the Confessions / Kate Cooper -- The Confessions as autobiography / Paula Fredriksen -- Reading the Confessions / Catherine Conybeare -- Augustine and language / Philip Burton -- Augustine's information circuits / Claire Sotinel -- Augustine and Roman public spectacles / Richard Lim -- Augustine and books / Guy Stroumsa -- Augustine and the Latin classics / Danuta Shanzer -- Augustine and the philosophers / Sarah Byers -- Augustine and the books of the Manicheans / Johannes van Oort -- Augustine and scripture / Michael Cameron -- Augustine and His Christian predecessors / Mark Edwards -- Augustine as a reader of his Christian contemporaries / Michael Stuart Williams -- Augustine among the writers of the Church / Mark Vessey.

Philosopher : Augustine in retirement / Gillian Clark -- Conversationalist and consultant : Augustine in dialogue / Therese Fuhrer -- Mystic and monk : Augustine and the spiritual life / John Peter Kenney -- Preacher : Augustine and his congregation / Hildegund Müller -- Administrator : Augustine in his diocese / Neil B. McLynn -- Controversialist : Augustine in combat / Caroline Humfress -- Augustine on the will / James Wetzel -- Augustine on the body / David G. Hunter -- Augustine on friendship and orthodoxy / Stefan Rebenich -- Augustine on the Church (against the Donatists) / Alexander Evers -- Augustine on the statesman and the two cities / Robert Dodaro -- Augustine on scripture and the Trinity / Sabine MacCormack -- Augustine on redemption / Lewis Ayres -- Augustine's works in circulation / Clemens Weidmann -- Augustine in the West, 430-ca. 900 / Conrad Leyser -- Augustine in the western Middle Ages to the Reformation / Eric L. Saak -- Augustine in modern philosophy / Johannes Brachtendorf -- Augustine and postmodernism / John D. Caputo -- Envoi / James J. O'Donnell.

A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context Presents Augustine & rsquo;s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of August.

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