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The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's 'Confessions'

Tarmo Toom (Georgetown University, Washington DC)



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Cambridge University Press
05 March 2020
This Cambridge Companion serves as an authoritative guide to Augustine's Confessions - a literary classic and one of the most important theological/philosophical works of Late Antiquity. Bringing together new essays by leading scholars, the volume first examines the composition of the text, including its structure, genre, and intended audience. Subsequent essays explore a range of themes and concepts, such as God, creation, sin, grace, happiness, and interiority, among others. The final section of the Companion deals with its historical relevance. It provides sample essays on the reception history of the Confessions. These essays demonstrate how each generation reads the Confessions in light of current questions and circumstances, and how the text continues to remain relevant and raise new questions.
Edited by:   Tarmo Toom (Georgetown University Washington DC)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 227mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   510g
ISBN:   9781108449816
ISBN 10:   1108449816
Series:   Cambridge Companions to Religion
Pages:   354
Publication Date:   05 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tarmo Toom is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies and Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Among other publications, he has edited Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation and Augustine in Context (Cambridge, 2016), as well as sections of The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity.

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