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Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Henry Chadwick

22 February 2001

ISBN: 9780192854520

144 pages

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Very Short Introductions

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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.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Henry Chadwick, Formerly Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

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


magisterial and highly readable. - Bookseller

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