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Augustine: A Very Short Introduction [#038]
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction [#038]
  • Henry Chadwick is one of the foremost authorities on Early Christianity
  • Augustine is a key figure in the transition from pagan to specifically Christian philosophy
  • As well as his major contribution to the development of theology, Augustine wrote on topics such as time, free will, and ethics

By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, and the trinity.


List of illustrations
1: The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ
2: Liberal arts
3: Free choice
4: A philosophical society
5: Vocation
6: Confessions
7: Unity and division
8: Creation and the Trinity
9: City of God
10: Nature and grace
Further reading

About the author: 

Henry Chadwick, formerly Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Among his other books are Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition, Priscillian of Avila, and Boethius: The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosophy (all published by OUP). He has also published an annotated translation of Augustine's Confessions (Oxford World's Classics), and, with his brother Owen, is General Editor of the Oxford History of the Christian Church.

magisterial and highly readable. - Bookseller

Product details

ISBN : 9780192854520

Henry Chadwick
144 Pages
111 x 174 mm
Pub date
Feb 2001
Very Short Introductions
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Augustine: A Very Short Introduction [#038]

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction [#038]

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction [#038]