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By Carl G. Vaught

Continuing his groundbreaking reappraisal of the Confessions, Carl G. Vaught indicates how Augustine's ideas to philosophical and theological difficulties emerge and discusses the longstanding query of the work's unity.

This is the ultimate quantity in Carl G. Vaught’s groundbreaking trilogy reappraising Augustine’s Confessions, a cornerstone of Western philosophy and the most influential works within the Christian culture. Vaught bargains a brand new interpretation of the thinker as much less Neoplatonic and extra distinctively Christian than so much interpreters have suggestion. during this e-book, he specializes in the main philosophical part of the Confessions and on the way it pertains to the former, extra autobiographical sections. A better half to the former volumes, which handled Books I–IX, this booklet might be learn both in series with or independently of the others.

Books X–XIII of the Confessions start after Augustine has turn into Bishop of Hippo and they're separated by way of greater than ten years from the episodes recorded within the earlier 9 books of the textual content. This establishes the narrative within the current and speaks to the “believing sons of men.” Augustine explores how reminiscence, time, and construction make the adventure towards God and the stumble upon with God attainable. Vaught analyzes those stipulations which will release Augustine’s options to frequent philosophical and theological difficulties. He additionally tackles the usually mentioned challenge of the alleged disconnection among the sooner books and the final 4 books via exhibiting how Augustine binds adventure and mirrored image together.

Carl G. Vaught is uncommon Professor of Philosophy at Baylor college. He has written many books, together with the former titles during this trilogy, the adventure towards God in Augustine’s Confessions: Books I–VI, and Encounters with God in Augustine’s Confessions: Books VII–IX, either additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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