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Augustine and World Religions (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780739125809
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Release Date: May 30, 2008
  • Pages: 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.91 x 9.21 x 6.02 inches


Augustine and World Religions examines Augustine's thought for how it can inform modern inter-religious dialogue. Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are "some truths in regard even to the worship of the One God". This, it seems, hints at a deeper level of respect and dialogue between religions, because one engages in such dialogue in order to better understand and worship God. The essays here uncover provocative points of comparison and similarity between Christianity and other religions to further such an Augustinian dialogue.

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