Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal

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Augustine and the Cure of Souls situates Augustine within the ancient philosophical tradition of using words to order emotions. Paul Kolbet uncovers a profound continuity in Augustine's thought, from his earliest pre-baptismal writings to his final acts as bishop, revealing a man deeply indebted to the Roman past and yet distinctly Christian. Rather than supplanting his classical learning, Augustine's Christianity reinvigorated precisely those elements of Roman wisdom that he believed were slipping into decadence. In ...

Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal 2009, University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN-13: 9780268033217

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