As st. augustine was approaching the end of his long and active life, he was much concerned about his literary production—the books and letters he had. In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series). Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series) (English and Latin Edition) [Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine] on.

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It is a revision of his works in chronological order, and explains the occasion and dominant idea of each. CUA Press- Religion – pages.


To ask other readers questions about The Retractionsplease sign up. He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. Customers who bought this item also bought. Tatiana Popova added it Apr 24, Augustine was renowned as a preacher and pastor and especially as a prolific writer in defense of Catholic doctrines. About Augustine of Hippo. There is very little in the work that is false or inaccurate, but the shaping and presentation make it a work of propaganda.

The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60) by Augustine of Hippo

In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be matched in world literature. In this way, he desired to show that the beauty of creation could lead people to the beauty of the Creator. There was augustime problem filtering reviews right now. He also wanted to be retractuons first interpreter of his aygustine. In the Eastern Orthodox Church he is also considered a saint. Ollitapio Pursiainen rated it really liked it Mar 25, To date, over 40 of a projected 49 volumes in the series have been translated and published by NCP.


Set up a giveaway. Not only that but Augustine reviews his many works, starting auyustine his earliest and then going through to the latest making comments and slight corrections or qualifications. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Felipe marked it as to-read Feb 19, Augustine’s writings are useful to anyone interested in patristics, church history, and theology. Over his long career, he penned scores of brilliant sermons, letters, and treatises in which he explained Catholic doctrines and defended them against heretical attacks.

Philipus Damianos marked it as to-read Sep 19, Retracrions book was very hard for me to locate. At that time, English was the only major Western language into which the Complete Works had not yet been attempted. As rteractions aged Augustine reread his extensive production, he sought to identify and to report to his widely scattered readership anything in his writings that had offended him or might offend others. His letters and sermons are in general not dealt with; they were to be covered in further parts of the Retractations that Augustine did not live to achieve.

His thoughts greatly influenced the medieval worldview.

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Paperbackpages. The extensive notes that the translator furnishes supply the background to Augustine’s own discussion of each one of his 93 books, and both analyze and synthesize the bishop’s large and wide-ranging production.

As a consequence we do not have a certain list of his letters and sermons. Thanks for telling us about the problem. At the age of seventy-two years he has probably lived for double the average life expectancy of persons of his time.

retracctions Having been forced to speak in a certain way against the Manicheans earlier in his career as a Christian and bishop he was later to speak somewhat differently while engaging the Pelagians.


The church was actually responsible for the publishing. Yet this was not so in a number of pseudo-Augustinian publications, possibly they said what some readers were hoping Augustine would say, i. The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Fhee Chan marked it as to-read Mar 03, David rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Fathers of the Church: Lists with This Book.

In his Retractionsfor example, Augustine revealed a plan he had at the time of his baptism in Milan to write a series of books on what today are called the liberal arts. Augustine died on August 28, Imagine Augustine as an old man in the year There is still a problem, however, that in the Retractions Augustine lists 93 titles augustne contain a total of books i.

I thought that Augustine decided as an older man, that he had made some mistakes in his writings that he needed to retract. Auguztine the Orthodox, he is called “Blessed Augustine” or “St.

The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60)

He is re-reading his works, going over them one last time, and commenting on them. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Jim Hastings marked it as to-read May 28, After his conversion to Refractions and his baptism inAugustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different reractions.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. Ibrahim Habib marked it as to-read Sep 25,