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Title: Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia
Author: Fitzgerald, Allan D (ed)
Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 1999
Paperback; ISBN: 9780802864796
Volumes: 1; Pages: 952
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This indispensable, one-volume reference work provides the first encyclopedic treatment of the life, thought, and influence of Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430), one of the greatest figures in the history of the Christian church. The product of more than 140 leading scholars throughout the world, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 400 articles that cover every aspect of Augustine's life and writings and trace his profound influence on the church and the development of Western thought through the past two millennia.Major articles examine in detail all of Augustine's nearly 120 extant writings, from his brief tractates to his prodigious theological works. For many readers, this volume is the only source for commentary on the numerous works by Augustine not available in English. Other articles discuss:* Augustine's influence on other theologians, from contemporaries like Jerome and Ambrose to prominent figures throughout church history, such as Gregory the Great, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Harnack.* Augustine's life, the chaotic political events of his world, and the church's struggles with such heresies as Arianism, Donatism, Manicheism, and Pelagianism.* Augustine's thoughts about philosophical problems (time, the ascent of the soul, the nature of truth), theological questions (guilt, original sin, free will, the Trinity), and cultural issues (church-state relations, Roman society).Indexes, cross-references, and up-to-date bibliographies enhance the volume's use as a research tool. Expert, reliable, and highly accessible, Augustine through the Ages will be the standard reference book for anyone interested in the man, his thought, and his immeasurable influence on our world.