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The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) [Paperback]

Eleonore Stump , Norman Kretzmann
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15 Mar 2001 Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
It is hard to overestimate the importance of the work of Augustine of Hippo, both in his own period and in the subsequent history of Western philosophy. Until the thirteenth century, when he may have had a competitor in Thomas Aquinas, he was the most important philosopher of the medieval period. Many of his views, including his theory of the just war, his account of time and eternity, his understanding of the will, his attempted resolution of the problem of evil, and his approach to the relation of faith and reason, have continued to be influential up to the present time. In this 2001 volume of specially-commissioned essays, sixteen scholars provide a wide-ranging and stimulating contribution to our understanding of Augustine, covering all the major areas of his philosophy and theology.

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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (15 Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052165985X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521659857
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 784,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Taken as a whole, the volume is a success. It achieves a balance of historical contextualization and philosophical engagement without sacrificing the primary aim of clear exposition. It should prove rewarding both to those looking for an overview of Augustine's thought and to those seeking a volume representing the best of contemporary scholarship in Anglo-American Augustine studies.' Blake D. Dutton, Loyola University, Chicago

'This volume promises to fill an obvious gap very usefully …'. The Journal of Theological Studies

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In this 2001 volume of specially-commissioned essays, sixteen scholars provide a wide-ranging contribution to our understanding of Augustine of Hippo, covering all the major areas of his philosophy and theology.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good scholarship made easily accessible 29 Mar 2013
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The Cambridge Companion series are generally high quality and this one is no exception. Key topics in St. Augustine's thought are discussed by a range of scholars and a full bibliography is included. This Kindle edition has an easy access contents page (as you would expect) so you can zip straight to the chapter you want. One disappointment with this Kindle version is that the 'scanning' process that has been used to transfer the published text into electronic format has left a certain 'vagueness' in the print, like you sometimes get after multiple photocopies from an original document. However, this doesn't seriously affect one's ability to read the text. The Kindle version is also good value compared whith what you'd pay for the paper book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection of Scholars and Articles 6 Jun 2001
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This book, edited by Eleonore Stump and the late Norman Kretzmann, is a very nice collection of Augustinian scholars and their writings on or about different aspects of Augustine's philosophy.
The book consists of articles (or chapters) which deal with Augustine's view on Time and Creation, Faith and Reason, Evil and the Origin of Sin, Predestination, Pelagianism, and Foreknowledge, the Soul, Free Will, Philosophy of Language, Political philosophy and much more. Some of the contributing scholars are: Mary T. Clark (Manhattanville College), Bonnie Kent (Syracuse University), Scott MacDonald (Cornell University), John Rist (University of Toronto), Eleonore Stump (St. Louis University), Roland Teske (Marquette University), etc.
This book is a perfect demonstration of the influence which Augustine and his thinking has had over the last 1600 years or so. In my estimation this is one of the better secondary compilations which covers the thought of Augustine. The chapters are quite detailed regarding each philosophical issue and lead the reader to a greater understanding of what Augustine was espousing. However, the work is not so "scholarly" that the average person (or non-philosopher) would read it and be completely lost. Thus, it is so well written that anyone who has an interest in Augustine can tackle the issues. Moreover, the book covers several theological issues which Augustine had dealt with in his own day. This, I think, adds a nice dimension to the text. I highly recommend this work (as well as "Augustine Through the Ages" which is also available here at Amazon).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greater depth on many subjects and can skip some of his books 25 Aug 2013
By Judith G. Bronsonstem Svcs - Published on Amazon.com
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This book contains thoughtful analyses of Augustine's biggest hits and provides enough info on some of the less popular writings that you can omit reading them while still learning their main points. I just wish I had discovered this when I was taking the Great Courses series on The Confessions; I could have benefitted from it on several subjects.
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