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: 0.74 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, the great Doctor of the Latin Church, was born at Thagaste in North Africa, in 354 CE. He was brought up as a Christian but he was soon converted to the Manichean religion. He also came under the influence of Neoplatonism. However, in 387 he renounced all his unorthodox beliefs and was baptised into Christianity. His surviving works have profoundly influenced Christian theology and the psychology and political theology of the West. R. S. Pine-Coffin was born in 1917. He was educated at Ampleforth and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He died in 1992.
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