Item description for Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized by John M. Rist & Rist John M....
Overview The aim of this work is to show how Augustine adapted a deeply Platonic outlook to the new world of Christianity, and how he constructed a vision in which Platonism and Christianity pointed in the same direction. Augustine is skillfully contextualized, while the enduring, if often unpopular, power of his claims on a variety of topics is discussed in a manner that puts a fresh perspective on some of his chief concerns. These include: divine and human love; marriage and sexuality; the lust for power; and God's providence and omnipotence.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 5.93" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 22, 2003
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521589525 ISBN13 9780521589529
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More About John M. Rist & Rist John M.
John M. Rist is Emeritus Professor of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where he taught from 1959 to 1980 and again, following three years as Regius Professor of Classics at the University of Aberdeen, from 1983 to 1996. Since 1998 he has been part-time Visiting Professor at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome. In 1976 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1991 he was elected a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. In 1995 he was the Lady Davis Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author of over one hundred scholarly articles and numerous books including Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized (1994) and Real Ethics (2001).
John M. Rist has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Toronto Catholic University of America, Washington DC Ca.