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 deals a brand new interpretation of the thinker as much less Neoplatonic and extra distinctively Christian than such a lot interpreters have proposal. during this booklet, 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 booklet may be learn both in series with or independently of the others.
Books X–XIII of the Confessions commence after Augustine has turn into Bishop of Hippo and they're separated by means of 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 construction make the adventure towards God and the come upon with God attainable. Vaught analyzes those stipulations with a purpose to free up Augustine’s recommendations to established philosophical and theological difficulties. He additionally tackles the often mentioned challenge of the alleged disconnection among the sooner books and the final 4 books through exhibiting how Augustine binds adventure and mirrored image together.
Carl G. Vaught is uncommon Professor of Philosophy at Baylor collage. 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 by means of SUNY Press.
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Access to God in Augustine's Confessions: Books X-XIII by Carl G. Vaught