Access to God in Augustine's Confessions: Books X-XIII by Carl G. Vaught

By Carl G. Vaught

Continuing his groundbreaking reappraisal of the Confessions, Carl G. Vaught exhibits how Augustine's options to philosophical and theological difficulties emerge and discusses the longstanding query of the work's unity.

This is the ultimate quantity in Carl G. Vaught’s groundbreaking trilogy reappraising Augustine’s Confessions, a cornerstone of Western philosophy and probably the most influential works within the Christian culture. Vaught deals a brand new interpretation of the thinker as much less Neoplatonic and extra distinctively Christian than so much interpreters have inspiration. during this e-book, he makes a speciality of the main philosophical component to the Confessions and on the way it pertains to the former, extra autobiographical sections. A spouse to the former volumes, which handled Books I–IX, this ebook should be learn both in series with or independently of the others.

Books X–XIII of the Confessions commence after Augustine has turn into Bishop of Hippo and they're separated through greater than ten years from the episodes recorded within the earlier 9 books of the textual content. This establishes the narrative within the current and speaks to the “believing sons of men.” Augustine explores how reminiscence, time, and construction make the adventure towards God and the stumble upon with God attainable. Vaught analyzes those stipulations as a way to free up Augustine’s strategies to commonly used philosophical and theological difficulties. He additionally tackles the often mentioned challenge of the alleged disconnection among the sooner books and the final 4 books by means of exhibiting how Augustine binds event and mirrored image together.

Carl G. Vaught is exclusive Professor of Philosophy at Baylor collage. He has written many books, together with the former titles during this trilogy, the adventure towards God in Augustine’s Confessions: Books I–VI, and Encounters with God in Augustine’s Confessions: Books VII–IX, either additionally released through SUNY Press.

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