Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love [Paperback]

Our Price $ 11.89  
Retail Value $ 16.99  
You Save $ 5.10  (30%)  
Item Number 127289  
Buy New $11.89
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love by Saint Augustine of Hippo, St Augustine & Bishop Of Hippo Saint Augustine...

This work was written by St. Augustine late in his life with the intention of supplying a well-educated Roman layman with a brief but comprehensive exposition of the essential teachings of Christianity. It contains many of his most profound and mature definitions of his thoughts on sin, grace, and predestination, and is regarded as an indispensable guide to Augustinian Christianity.

Publishers Description
..".the ideas of this man furnished the themes for the piety and theology of more than a thousand years. No one possessed the "whole" Augustine, but all lived upon the fragments of his spirit from which each appropriated and understood what was "adapted" to his own wants."
--Reinhold Seeberg

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Gateway Editions
Pages   173
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1996
Publisher   Gateway Editions
ISBN  0895267039  
ISBN13  9780895267030  

Availability  8 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 01:33.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Saint Augustine of Hippo, St Augustine & Bishop Of Hippo Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine of Hippo Augustine was born in AD 354. He lived a wild, self-destructive life as a young man in Italy and was the subject of many prayers by his worried mother, Monica. After a life-changing conversion, he lived on to become a tremendous influence on Christian thinking. He died in AD 430.

Aurelius Augustinus [more commonly “St. Augustine of Hippo,” often simply “Augustine”] (354–430 C.E.): rhetor, Christian Neoplatonist, North African Bishop, Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church. One of the decisive developments in the western philosophical tradition was the eventually widespread merging of the Greek philosophical tradition and the Judeo-Christian religious and scriptural traditions. Augustine is one of the main figures through and by whom this merging was accomplished. He is, as well, one of the towering figures of medieval philosophy whose authority and thought came to exert a pervasive and enduring influence well into the modern period (e.g. Descartes and especially Malebranche), and even up to the present day, especially among those sympathetic to the religious tradition which he helped to shape (e.g. Plantinga 1992; Adams 1999). But even for those who do not share this sympathy, there is much in Augustine's thought that is worthy of serious philosophical attention. Augustine is not only one of the major sources whereby classical philosophy in general and Neoplatonism in particular enter into the mainstream of early and subsequent medieval philosophy, but there are significant contributions of his own that emerge from his modification of that Greco-Roman inheritance, e.g., his subtle accounts of belief and authority, his account of knowledge and illumination, his emphasis upon the importance and centrality of the will, and his focus upon a new way of conceptualizing the phenomena of human history, just to cite a few of the more conspicuous examples.

Saint Augustine of Hippo was born in 354 and died in 430.

Saint Augustine of Hippo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Ancient Christian Writers
  2. Augustine (New City Press)
  3. Barnes & Noble Classics
  4. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
  5. Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)
  6. Expositions of the Psalms
  7. Faith Classics
  8. Hendrickson Christian Classics
  9. Hendrickson Classics
  10. Ignatius Critical Editions
  11. Oxford Early Christian Studies (Hardcover)
  12. Paraclete Essential Deluxe
  13. Paraclete Living Library
  14. Penguin Classics
  15. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  16. Selections from the Fathers of the Church
  17. Sermons
  18. Sermons-Various (Newly Discovered)
  19. Shepherd's Notes Christian Classics
  20. Texts and Translations
  21. Works of Saint Augustine
  22. Works of Saint Augustine (Hardcover Unnumbered)
  23. Works of Saint Augustine (Numbered)
  24. Works of Saint Augustine (Paperback Unnumbered)
  25. Works of Saint Augustine a Translation for the 21st Century
  26. Works of Saint Augustine, a Translation for the 21st Century
  27. Works of Saint Augustine. Part III, Homilies
  28. Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Authors, A-Z > ( A ) > Augustine
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Bible > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Catholic
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > General

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love?

Summary of much doctrine  Nov 15, 2004
This is an excellent book, both for the text itself by Augustine and the introduction to it. Augustine wrote the Enchiridion as a response to a friend who wanted a "handbook" of Christian teaching. Though not as engaging as his Confessions, it is well worth reading. Augustine covers topics such as baptism, original sin, abortion, faith and works, and election and focuses much on the grace of God.

Leaving out a few sections that don't seem to agree with a Reformed understanding of scripture (e.g., some parts on baptism), I would actually recommend this as an introduction to many Christian doctrines. (Then again, I'm not a professional theologian.) I honestly thought some chapters sounded like they came from more recent Reformed Presbyterians since Augustine argues for the same doctrines. (I count myself in that camp)

As for this particular edition, the introduction by Thomas Hibbs was very useful to me as I knew nothing of what led to the writing of the Enchiridion or of its structure.

Though the chapters are generally short, Augustine's thoughts flow naturally from one subject to the other. Thus, try to keep the train of thought or you will get lost!

I recommend this particular edition for the introduction, readable translation, and the text itself: Augustine's "off the cuff" summary of what he thought were doctrines that should be in a "handbook" of Christianity.
"Brief Handbook of Augustinian Thought"  Apr 25, 2001
The theological insight propounded by Augustine, in his "Enchiridion"(Greeek for handbook),remains unparrelled when contrasted with the concise nature of this work. Augustine necessitated nearly all the creedal professions and beliefs of the Nicene Fathers with an uncanny brievity. As intended, then, for an educated Roman layman, the "Enchiridion," now, raises interest in those who come in contact with it today.

The three-fold division of faith, hope and love, at times, seems a bit obscure and difficult to detect. In other words, I had some trouble identifying Augustine's thesis as a whole(as the translators did also). However, this was mearly a work that was quickly thrown together(Augustine makes this apparent at the opening),and is to be highly respected for its in-depth learning. I doubt that Augustine intened his "handbook" to become some sort of "magnum opus"'s strictly a handbook.

Augustine also deals with grace, original sin, repentance, and predestination with a scholars lore. This work conveys an image of Augustine's thought in relation to the Orthodox beliefs of Christianity then and now, and continues to stand as not his greatest, but yet, one of his most unique works.


Write your own review about The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy