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The Way That Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life [Paperback]

By Gilbert Meilaender (Author)
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Saint Augustine formulated the classic Christian understanding of desire, that "our hearts are restless until they rest in God." Gilbert Meilaender maintains that this frustrated desire lies at the heart of our existence. In The Way That Leads There he takes Augustine as a "conversation partner" for exploring subjects that human beings have wrestled with for centuries - desire, duty, politics, sex, and grief. Meilaender's carefully reasoned, insightful work rescues Augustine from many of our misperceptions and interacts meaningfully with both C. S. Lewis and Catholic moral theology, generating insights on difficult topics. The picture of life that emerges in these pages is one of incompleteness, of our inability to perfect and unify our moral lives. Yet this inability is not a cause for despair; it is rather a call to look, with Augustine, to God as the source and object of our greatest desire.

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St. Augustine formulated the classic Christian understanding of desire, that our hearts are restless until they rest in God. Gilbert Meilaender maintains that this frustrated desire lies at the heart of our existence. In The Way That Leads There, he takes Augustine as a conversation partner for exploring subjects that human beings have wrestled with for centuries - desire, duty, politics, sex, and grief. Deep and carefully reasoned, Meilaender's work rescues Augustine from many of our misperceptions and interacts meaningfully with both C. S. Lewis and Catholic moral theology, generating insights on difficult topics - lying, contraception, food, and grief, among others. The picture of life that emerges in these pages is one of incompleteness, of our inability to perfect and unify our moral lives. Yet, this inability is not a cause for despair; it is rather a call to look, with Augustine, to God as the source and object of our greatest desire.

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The Way That Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life by Gilbert Meilaender has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Commonweal - 04/17/2007 page 35


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2006
Publisher   WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN  080283213X  
ISBN13  9780802832139  


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Gilbert Meilaender is Professor of Religion at Oberlin College. He is the author of Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics (1984) and The Theory and Practice of Virtue (1981).



Gilbert Meilaender currently resides in Valpraiso, in the state of Indiana. Gilbert Meilaender was born in 1946 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Valparaiso University.

Gilbert Meilaender has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Oxford Handbooks


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