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By John M. Rist

ISBN-10: 0511520220

ISBN-13: 9780511520228

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The purpose of this paintings is to teach how Augustine tailored a deeply Platonic outlook to the recent global of Christianity, and the way he developed a imaginative and prescient within which Platonism and Christianity pointed within the related path. Augustine is skillfully contextualized, whereas the long-lasting, if usually unpopular, energy of his claims on a number of subject matters is mentioned in a fashion that places a clean viewpoint on a few of his leader issues. those contain: divine and human love; marriage and sexuality; the lust for strength; and God's windfall and omnipotence.

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6) and DeMag. 37, see A. M. La Bonnardiere, Saint Augustin et la Bible (Paris 1986), 44, and more recently L. C. Ferrari, 'Isaiah and the Early Augustine', CAug 2 (1991), 739~756, esp. 750. g. 43), but he wants to understand what he believes. It was Ambrose who first recommended Isaiah to Augustine, but Augustine remarked later (Conf. 13) that at first he had found him too difficult. Isaiah was rejected by the Manichaeans. For an introductory summary, with further references, see M. Colish, The Stoic Traditionfrom Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages, 2 vols.

12; Retr. 3; 2 - 3 ! - DeConsEv. may be as late as 405; the date is reconsidered by G. Madec, "'Tempora Christiana**. *, in Scientia Augusliniana, 112-136, at 118, note 34. J. O*Donnell, 'Augustine's Classical Readings', RA 15 (1980), 144-175, at 173-175 would consider going even as late as 415. I have largely avoided discussing works of Porphyry other than those named by Augustine Approaching Augustine 17 The influence of Porphyry among non-Christians, and the consequent hostility of Augustine, could only have increased as a result of the events of the year 410.

May be as late as 405; the date is reconsidered by G. Madec, "'Tempora Christiana**. *, in Scientia Augusliniana, 112-136, at 118, note 34. J. O*Donnell, 'Augustine's Classical Readings', RA 15 (1980), 144-175, at 173-175 would consider going even as late as 415. I have largely avoided discussing works of Porphyry other than those named by Augustine Approaching Augustine 17 The influence of Porphyry among non-Christians, and the consequent hostility of Augustine, could only have increased as a result of the events of the year 410.

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