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The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) [Hardcover]

By Eleonore Stump (Editor), Norman Kretzmann (Editor) & Stump Eleonore (Editor)
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It is hard to overestimate the importance of the work of Augustine of Hippo, both in his own period and in the subsequent history of Western philosophy. Until the 13th century, when he may have had a competitor in Thomas Aquinas, he was the most important philosopher of the medieval period. Many of his views, including his theory of the just war, his account of time and eternity, his understanding of the will, his attempted resolution of the problem of evil, and his approach to the relation of faith and reason, have continued to be influential up to the present time. In this volume of specially-commissioned essays, 16 scholars provide a wide-ranging contribution to our understanding of Augustine, covering all the major areas of his philosophy and theology.

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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Pages   307
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   1.23 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2003
Publisher   Cambridge University Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0521650186  
ISBN13  9780521650182  


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Eleonore Stump is The Robert J. Henle, SJ, Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She received a Ph.D. in medieval studies and medieval philosophy from Cornell University in 1975.


Eleonore Stump was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - St Louis University, Missouri St. Louis University St Louis University.

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Great Collection of Scholars and Articles  Jun 6, 2001
This book, edited by Eleonore Stump and the late Norman Kretzmann, is a very nice collection of Augustinian scholars and their writings on or about different aspects of Augustine's philosophy.

The book consists of articles (or chapters) which deal with Augustine's view on Time and Creation, Faith and Reason, Evil and the Origin of Sin, Predestination, Pelagianism, and Foreknowledge, the Soul, Free Will, Philosophy of Language, Political philosophy and much more. Some of the contributing scholars are: Mary T. Clark (Manhattanville College), Bonnie Kent (Syracuse University), Scott MacDonald (Cornell University), John Rist (University of Toronto), Eleonore Stump (St. Louis University), Roland Teske (Marquette University), etc.

This book is a perfect demonstration of the influence which Augustine and his thinking has had over the last 1600 years or so. In my estimation this is one of the better secondary compilations which covers the thought of Augustine. The chapters are quite detailed regarding each philosophical issue and lead the reader to a greater understanding of what Augustine was espousing. However, the work is not so "scholarly" that the average person (or non-philosopher) would read it and be completely lost. Thus, it is so well written that anyone who has an interest in Augustine can tackle the issues. Moreover, the book covers several theological issues which Augustine had dealt with in his own day. This, I think, adds a nice dimension to the text. I highly recommend this work (as well as "Augustine Through the Ages" which is also available here at this site).

 

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