Augustine Deformed: Love, Sin, and Freedom in the Western by John M. Rist

By John M. Rist

Augustine proven an ethical framework that ruled Western tradition for greater than one thousand years. His in part mistaken presentation of a few of its key techniques (love, will and freedom), notwithstanding, triggered next thinkers to try to fix this framework, and their efforts usually annoyed the very difficulties they meant to unravel. through the years, dissatisfaction with a less than perfect Augustinian theology gave option to more and more secular and at last impersonal ethical structures. This quantity lines the distortion of Augustine's idea from the 12th century to the current and examines its consequent reconstructions. John M. Rist argues that sleek philosophies may be famous as supplying no compelling solutions to questions about the human situation and as top unavoidably to conventionalism or nihilism. so that it will keep away from this finish, he proposes a go back to an up to date Augustinian Christianity. crucial studying for someone drawn to Augustine and his impact, Augustine Deformed revitalizes his unique notion of affection, will and freedom.

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