By Carl G. Vaught
This is the ultimate quantity in Carl G. Vaught’s groundbreaking trilogy reappraising Augustine’s Confessions, a cornerstone of Western philosophy and probably 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 such a lot interpreters have notion. during this ebook, he specializes in the main philosophical element of the Confessions and on the way it pertains to the former, extra autobiographical sections. A spouse to the former volumes, which handled Books I–IX, this publication will 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 via greater than ten years from the episodes recorded within the prior 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 production make the adventure towards God and the stumble upon with God attainable. Vaught analyzes those stipulations with a purpose to unencumber Augustine’s strategies to regularly occurring philosophical and theological difficulties. He additionally tackles the often mentioned challenge of the alleged disconnection among the sooner books and the final 4 books by means of exhibiting how Augustine binds adventure and mirrored image together.
Carl G. Vaught is distinct 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 through SUNY Press.
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Access to God in Augustine's Confessions: Books X-XIII by Carl G. Vaught