Item description for Augustine: Earlier Writings (Library of Christian Classics) by Burleigh, Augustine & John S. Burleigh...
Overview These are Augustine's writings from the time of his conversion to Christianity in A.D.386 until he became Bishop of Hippo in 395-396. This volume is part of The Library of Christian Classics containing the great literature of the Christian heritage.
These are Augustine's writings from the time of his conversion to Christianity in AD 386 until he became Bishop of Hippo in 395-396. Included are eight of the most important treatises from this period in which Augustine's Christian position was being formulated. With each work is a brief introduction and Augustine's own review of the treatise.
Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1953
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Library Of Christian Classics
ISBN 066424162X ISBN13 9780664241629
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An excellent selection of the young Augustine's philosophy. Mar 5, 1999
This edition of Augustine's early writings is an excellent text for undergraduates as well as a fine collection for specialists. One can see the formative years of Augustine's Christian thought on a variety of topics in nice translations with useful a useful synopsis of each work included. Well worth the money and essential reading for those who wish to know this greatest of saints better. You may also want to read his Confessions before or during your reading of these texts for a fuller picture of his life.