Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

by Carol Harrison


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Carol Harrison counters the assumption that Augustine of Hippo's (354-430) theology underwent a revolutionary transformation around the time he was consecrated Bishop in 396. Instead, she argues, there is a fundamental continuity in his thought and practice from the moment of his conversion in 386. The book thereby challenges the general scholarly trend to begin reading Augustine with his Confessions (396), which were begun ten years after his conversion, and refocuses attention on his earlier works, which undergird his whole theological system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199543649
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carol Harrison is Lecturer in the History and Theology of the Latin West, University of Durham.

Table of Contents

Part I
1. The Context
2. The Revolution of 386
3. Ascent (and Descent)
4. Creation from Nothing
5. Paul
Part II
6. The Fall
7. The Will
8. Grace

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