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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


  • Augustine, -- Saint, Bishop of Hippo,
  • Christianity and other religions

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Edition Notes

Statement[edited by] Brian Brown, John Doofy, and Kim Paffenroth.
ContributionsBrown, Brian, 1948-, Doody, John, 1943-, Paffenroth, Kim, 1966-
LC ClassificationsBR65.A65 A85 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16698527M
ISBN 100739125796, 073912580X
ISBN 109780739125793, 9780739125809
LC Control Number2008010154

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  Augustine and World Religions examines Augustine's thought for how it can inform modern inter-religious dialogue. Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of the One God'. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Augustine's relation to Judaism and Roman religions --Augustine and the invention of magical dissent / Olivier Dufault --Secundum carnem: history and Israel in the theology of St. Augustine / Paula Fredriksen --Unwitting witnesses: Jews and Judaism in the . Augustine's other great spiritual influence was the religion of Manichaeism. Manichaeism was actually one of several Gnostic religions that flourished during this period. Gnostic religions (from gnosis, the Greek word for knowledge) promise believers a secret knowledge, hidden from non-believers, that will lead to salvation. St. Augustine, also called Saint Augustine of Hippo, original Latin name Aurelius Augustinus, (born Novem , Tagaste, Numidia [now Souk Ahras, Algeria]—died Aug , Hippo Regius [now Annaba, Algeria]; feast day August 28), bishop of Hippo from to , one of the Latin Fathers of the Church and perhaps the most significant Christian thinker after St. Paul.

  8 Books That Explore the History of World Religions the Church of England was founded in either AD by Saint Augustine or after the schism of John Moorman traces these two stages of growth and goes on to track the Church’s evolving influence since the Roman eras. Israel, and Greece were once the four major regions of the. We have a very wide range of interviews recommending books on all the world’s major religions, as well as others looking at contemporary and historical religious controversies. On Christianity, we have interviews covering the history of Christianity, Jesus, the saints and versions of the Bible, . Manichæism (/ ˌ m æ n ɪ ˈ k iː ɪ z əm /; in New Persian آیین مانی Ãyīnⁱ Mānī; Chinese: 摩 尼 教; pinyin: Mó ní Jiào) was a major religion founded in the 3rd century AD by the Persian prophet Mani (c. – AD) in the Sasanian Empire.. Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by Saint Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between and AD. The work outlines Saint Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of Saint Augustine in order to distinguish the book.

Augustine's most profound impact, however, comes from his interpretation of Christianity. In C. E., Christianity was barely four centuries years old, far younger than some competing religions and not unified in its own doctrine. Augustine held that the Church must, on the contrary, be coextensive with society and function as a leaven in the world. — Augustine was ordained coadjutor (assistant) bishop of Hippo. In less than two years he would be made bishop. During his episcopate, he drove out of Hippo the Donatists and other heretical Christian rivals. Augustine uses the sense of a final resurrection and a final judgment as we find it in the Book of Revelation, especially in chap as the occasion we're talking about: Christ coming at the. In Book XXII of City of God, the great Church Father Augustine of Hippo (–) posited six ages of world history, which paralleled the six days of Creation and the six ages of the individual human life span. For Augustine, the six ages of history—from Adam and Eve to.