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Augustine de civitate dei: His Legacy and Relevance (University of Hong Kong European Studies in Philosophical Theology)

Augustine de civitate dei: His Legacy and Relevance (University of Hong Kong European Studies in Philosophical Theology)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781921511738
  • Publisher: ATF Press
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2010
  • Pages: 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00 x 8.75 x 0.75 inches

Overview

If the defining feature of the Middle Ages is it churches, the defining architect of its mind , heart and soul- at least until Aquinas - is St Augustine. The Church was the spiritual army whose leaders were its fathers. And in that sense, Augustine's thought is closer in modern terms to a revolutionary like Lenin than it is to a philosopher's. A philosopher may well be part of a broad movement, but his appeal is usually to first principles rather than to a body of faith, even if once philosophies are entrenched, very questionable first principles easily become matters of faith, and the collection of a philosophers' members form a kind of church. This collection examines Augustine's core ideas and brings scholars from the USA, EU, Australia and Asia.

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