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By John M. Rist

ISBN-10: 1107075793

ISBN-13: 9781107075795

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Augustine proven an ethical framework that ruled Western tradition for greater than 1000 years. His in part incorrect presentation of a few of its key thoughts (love, will and freedom), despite the fact that, caused next thinkers to aim to fix this framework, and their efforts usually annoyed the very difficulties they meant to unravel. through the years, dissatisfaction with a less than excellent Augustinian theology gave solution to more and more secular and finally impersonal ethical platforms. This quantity strains the distortion of Augustine's concept from the 12th century to the current and examines its consequent reconstructions. John M. Rist argues that smooth philosophies can be well-known as supplying no compelling solutions to questions about the human situation and as top necessarily to conventionalism or nihilism. with a purpose to stay away from this finish, he proposes a go back to an up to date Augustinian Christianity. crucial studying for someone drawn to Augustine and his effect, Augustine Deformed revitalizes his unique notion of affection, will and freedom.

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