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Homilies on the First Epistle of John (Works of Saint Augustine A Translation for the 21st Century)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781565482890
  • Publisher: New City Press
  • Release Date: Feb 01, 2008
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.24 x 0.37 x 8.90 inches


Saint Augustines ten homilies on the First Epistle of John are among his greatest and most influential works. John and Augustine both develop the same central theme love -- and in these homilies Augustine uses Johns epistle as a point of departure for exploring the meaning and implications of love with his customary profundity, passion and analytic rigor. As with John, a context of dissension and conflict within the Christian community (the Donatist breakaway from Catholic unity), gives his preaching a tone of urgency and poignancy. Anyone who reads these homilies, universally viewed as classics, cannot fail to be moved and challenged both intellectually and emotionally.

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