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A spouse to Augustine provides a clean selection of scholarship by way of best lecturers with a brand new method of contextualizing Augustine and his works in the multi-disciplinary box of past due Antiquity, displaying Augustine as either a made from the cultural forces of his occasions and a cultural strength in his personal right.

  • Discusses the existence and works of Augustine inside their complete ancient context, instead of privileging the theological context
  • Presents Augustine’s lifestyles, works and major rules within the cultural context of the past due Roman global, offering a colourful and fascinating feel of Augustine in motion in his personal time and position
  • Opens up a brand new section of research on Augustine, delicate to the numerous and sundry views of scholarship on overdue Roman tradition
  • State-of-the-art essays via prime lecturers during this field

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–7): Mark Vessey
Chapter 2 Political historical past (pages 9–23): Christopher Kelly
Chapter three Cultural Geography (pages 24–39): William E. Klingshirn
Chapter four non secular Sociology (pages 40–53): Eric Rebillard
Chapter five Spes Saeculi (pages 55–68): R. S. O. Tomlin
Chapter 6 Love and Belonging, Loss and Betrayal within the Confessions (pages 69–86): Kate Cooper
Chapter 7 The Confessions as Autobiography (pages 87–98): Paula Fredriksen
Chapter eight analyzing the Confessions (pages 99–110): Catherine Conybeare
Chapter nine Augustine and Language (pages 111–124): Philip Burton
Chapter 10 Augustine's details Circuits (pages 125–137): Claire Sotinel
Chapter eleven Augustine and Roman Public Spectacles (pages 138–150): Richard Lim
Chapter 12 Augustine and Books (pages 151–157): man G. Stroumsa
Chapter thirteen Augustine and the Latin Classics (pages 159–174): Danuta Shanzer
Chapter 14 Augustine and the Philosophers (pages 175–187): Sarah Byers
Chapter 15 Augustine and the Books of the Manicheans (pages 188–199): Johannes van Oort
Chapter sixteen Augustine and Scripture (pages 200–214): Michael Cameron
Chapter 17 Augustine and His Christian Predecessors (pages 215–226): Mark Edwards
Chapter 18 Augustine as a Reader of His Christian Contemporaries (pages 227–239): Michael Stuart Williams
Chapter 19 Augustine one of the Writers of the Church (pages 240–254): Mark Vessey
Chapter 20 thinker: Augustine in Retirement (pages 255–269): Gillian Clark
Chapter 21 Conversationalist and advisor: Augustine in discussion (pages 270–283): Therese Fuhrer
Chapter 22 Mystic and Monk: Augustine and the non secular lifestyles (pages 284–296): John Peter Kenney
Chapter 23 Preacher: Augustine and His Congregation (pages 297–309): Hildegund Muller
Chapter 24 Administrator: Augustine in His Diocese (pages 310–322): Neil B. McLynn
Chapter 25 Controversialist: Augustine in strive against (pages 323–335): Caroline Humfress
Chapter 26 Augustine at the Will (pages 337–352): James Wetzel
Chapter 27 Augustine at the physique (pages 353–364): David G. Hunter
Chapter 28 Augustine on Friendship and Orthodoxy (pages 365–374): Stefan Rebenich
Chapter 29 Augustine at the Church (Against the Donatists) (pages 375–385): Alexander Evers
Chapter 30 Augustine at the Statesman and the 2 towns (pages 386–397): Robert Dodaro
Chapter 31 Augustine on Scripture and the Trinity (pages 398–415): Sabine MacCormack
Chapter 32 Augustine on Redemption (pages 416–427): Lewis Ayres
Chapter 33 Augustine's Works in flow (pages 429–449): Clemens Weidmann
Chapter 34 Augustine within the Latin West, 430–ca. 900 (pages 450–464): Conrad Leyser
Chapter 35 Augustine within the Western center a long time to the Reformation (pages 465–477): Eric L. Saak
Chapter 36 The Reception of Augustine in smooth Philosophy (pages 478–491): Johannes Brachtendorf
Chapter 37 Augustine and Postmodernism (pages 492–504): John D. Caputo
Chapter 38 Envoi (pages 505–515): James J. O'Donnell

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The main effect of the coming of late antiquity in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century historiography has been to displace the discipline of “patristics” (even among Christian theologians and historians of early Christianity; see E. A. Clark 2008) and to disarticulate the section of the late modern narrative of western civilization that used to join up classical antiquity with the (Christian) Middle Ages. Augustine – the pre-eminent Latin theologian of the early Christian era, as he was according to the majority view of his western co-religionists since no later than the ninth century (see Leyser, Ch.

Most importantly, it allowed Valens to focus military resources on the eastern frontier in order to counter the growing threat of a Persian attack (Blockley 1992: 30–9; Curran 1998: 91–4; Lenski 2002: 68–185). To guard against Persian aggression was a prudent deployment of available manpower.

Pag. Qu. Matt. Sol. Brev. Vers. mens. Cath. Simpl. Ep. Io. Io. Ev. tr. Ep. Rom. inch. Vers. Nab. Chronology of Augustine’s Life Date 354 CE 365–70 370–2 372–3 374–83 383 384 385 386 Augustine is born November 13 in Thagaste (modern Souk Ahras, Algeria) in the Roman province of Numidia, to Patricius and Monica. He is schooled in Thagaste and nearby Madauros, then in Carthage. His father dies some time during this time period. A son, Adeodatus, is born in Carthage to Augustine; the mother is a woman whom he mentions in the Confessions but never names in his writings, although he lived with her for over a decade.

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