Item description for Late Have I Loved Thee: Selected Writings of Saint Augustine on Love (Vintage Spiritual Classics) by Augustine of Hippo & John F. Thornton...
Overview A compilation of writings by the fourth-century Bishop of Hippo offers Augustine's eloquent reflections, sermons, letters, and other essays dealing with the subject of love and our relationship with God. Original.
Publishers Description "Late Have I Loved Thee" is the first collection of Saint Augustine's varied writings on human and divine love, chosen to reflect his lifelong preoccupation with "ordo amoris," the principle of rightly directed love. "My weight is my love," he writes in "The Confessions." He sees our ability to love as disordered by sin, so that we often choose badly what and how to love. Only by recognizing that we are commanded to love God first can any other object of our love be properly ordered, "Late Have I Loved Thee" draws on the riches found in Augustine's sermons, letters, treatises, and Scripture commentaries, as well as passages from "The Confessions" and "City of God." Augustine (354-430 A.D.)""was the most prolific writer of Christian antiquity and the most influential theologian in Church history.""In his first encyclical, " God Is Love, "current Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges his indebtedness to him. When we read Augustine today, we encounter the same direct, eloquent passions his original listeners experienced, infused with his deep sense of human weakness and burning desire for union with God.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.2" Height: 1" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 5, 2006
ISBN 0375725695 ISBN13 9780375725692
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More About Augustine of Hippo & John F. Thornton
St Augustine of Hippo was the great Doctor of the Latin Church. Born in North Africa in AD 354, he was brought up as a Christian and at 16 went to Carthage to finish his education. Until 387, Augustine followed the Manichean religion and founded his own school of rhetoric in Rome. After his baptism, he returned to Africa and lived in the community he formed there until his death in 430. His written output there includes Confessions and City of God, among over 113 books. Henry Bettenson (1908-1979) was educated at Bristol University and Oriel College, Oxford. He taught Classics for 25 years at Charterhouse 'Documents of the Christian Church' and 'Early Christian Fathers'. Dr Gill Evansteaches medieval intellectual history, medieval theology and ecumenical theology in the Faculty of History at Cambridge. She has published widely in this area."
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