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By John M. Rist

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ISBN-13: 9781107075795

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ISBN-13: 9781107428805

Augustine verified an ethical framework that ruled Western tradition for greater than 1000 years. His in part mistaken presentation of a few of its key innovations (love, will and freedom), even though, brought on next thinkers to try to fix this framework, and their efforts usually irritated the very difficulties they meant to unravel. over the years, dissatisfaction with a less than perfect Augustinian theology gave solution to more and more secular and finally impersonal ethical structures. This quantity strains the distortion of Augustine's concept from the 12th century to the current and examines its consequent reconstructions. John M. Rist argues that glossy philosophies can be well-known as supplying no compelling solutions to questions on the human and as top necessarily to conventionalism or nihilism. so one can stay away from this finish, he proposes a go back to an up to date Augustinian Christianity. crucial studying for someone attracted to Augustine and his impact, Augustine Deformed revitalizes his unique perception of affection, will and freedom.

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