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Augustine and his Critics

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Dodaro, George Lawless


288 pages

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Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) is arguably the most controversial Christian thinker in history. His positions on philosophical and theological concerns have been the subjects of intense scrutiny and criticism from his lifetime to the present.

Augustine and his Critics gathers twelve specialists' responses to modern criticisms of his thought, covering: personal and religious freedom; the self and God; sexuality, gender and the body; spirituality; asceticism; cultural studies; and politics.

Stimulating and insightful, the collection offers forceful arguments for neglected historical, philosophical and theological perspectives which are behind some of Augustine's most unpopular convictions.


'… [the book] makes for a fitting tribute to an excellent scholar.' - Augustine Casiday, Heythrop Journal

'The various authors of this collection have done justice both to the critics and to the bishop of Hippo. Gerald Bonner can be congratulated on such a token of honour.' - BMCR

About the Editors

Robert Dodaro is Professor of Patristics at the Patristic Institute, the Augustinianum, in Rome. He is the co-editor of Augustine: Political Writings (2000). George Lawless is Professor of Historical Theology at the Patristic Institute, the Augustinianum, and Adjunct Professor at the Gregorian University, Rome. He is the author of Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule (1987).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
RELIGION / Christianity / History
RELIGION / History
RELIGION / Christian Theology / General