Saint Augustine & the Fall of the Soul: Beyond O'Connell & His Critics

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Augustine's understanding of the origin of the soul and the nature of itsfall looms as one of the most important and controversial questionsamong Augustinian scholars since Robert J. O'Connell first beganpublishing on the topic. O'Connell argued that Augustine embracedPlotinus's doctrine that the soul existed before the body and only fellinto bodily life as the result of sin. Such a position, however, isfundamentally incompatible with Christian anthropology: bodily life isintrinsically corrupted; physical existence is ...

Saint Augustine & the Fall of the Soul: Beyond O'Connell & His Critics 2006, Catholic University of America Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780813214368

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