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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Want to Read saving…. The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Happily, it was toward the end of his life that the busy Bishop of Hippo set to this review; thus, but few of his “books” fail here to receive his searching self-criticism.

Not poorly done, just not what I expected. I thought that Augustine decided as an older man, that he had made some mistakes in his writings that he needed to retract. Tika marked it as to-read May 25, Michael J marked it as to-read Sep 24, He died before he could return to publishing a list of all of his letters.

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Mike marked it retractikns to-read Mar 21, He was one of the greatest and most brilliant proponents and creator of early church doctrine, but this book, so far, has nothing to do with any errors augustinw may have made or mind changes he may have had. Tom Rundel marked it as to-read Mar 08, He therefore he lay aside the task of reading his letters and turned again with resignation to the task thrust upon him.


Mnex11 added it Nov 25, Peter Girasol marked it as to-read Jan 22, Trivia About The Retractions Augustine thus made it difficult for them not to be clear about what he stood for at the end of his life – even if he did not stand as clearly for retractoins of it during the previous seventy years while his thoughts were developing.

Christopher rated it liked it Aug 01, retractinos Felipe marked it as to-read Feb 19, Njpb marked it as to-read Dec 11, Alex marked it as to-read Sep 08, The major portion of St.

Existing translations were often archaic or faulty, and the scholarship was outdated. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric wugustine Rome and Milan.

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The actual number of books should bebut the error could lay in the fact that, because of their length, scholars today count some of his writings as too lengthy to be a letter or a sermon which was how Augustine intended them and apparently always continued to regard them.

One of Augustine’s major goals was a single, unified church. To date, over 40 of a projected 49 volumes in the series have been translated and published by NCP. My library Help Advanced Book Search. About Augustine of Hippo. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Chip added it May 19, In the Catholic Church he is a saint and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinians. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Watts rated it it was amazing Jul 07, With the existence of the Retractionsit would possibly be presumed that pseudo works attributed to Augustine would not have stood a great chance of being accepted.


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Account Options Sign in. There is still a problem, however, that in the Retractions Augustine lists 93 titles that contain a total of books i. In his tumultuous period, Augustine wrote his Retractions in Latin, Retractationesa title that might be translated as his “reconsiderations.

Fathers of the Church: His thoughts greatly influenced the medieval worldview.

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He refined his position on various issues–issues he felt he had not dealt with satisfactorily in previous works–and withdrew certain arguments and analogies, replacing them with better ones.

David rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. It is probably the work of an anonymous Belgian author; because the number of these sermons vary in different ancient manuscripts, it is now thought that the more lengthy compilations may well contain the work of more than one author.

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