标题（title）：The Theology of Augustine's Confessions
作者（author）：Augustine.; Rigby, Paul; Simard, Marie Ange
出版社（publisher）：Cambridge University Press
大小（size）：541 kB (553486 bytes)
This study of the Confessions engages with contemporary philosophers and psychologists antagonistic to religion and demonstrates the enduring value of Augustine's journey for those struggling with theistic incredulity and religious narcissism. Paul Rigby draws on current Augustinian scholarship and the works of Paul Ricœur to cross-examine Augustine's testimony. This analysis reveals the sophistication of Augustine's confessional text, which anticipates the analytical mindset of his critics. Augustine presents a coherent, defensible response to three age-old problems: free will and grace; goodness, innocent suffering, and radical evil; and freedom and predestination. The Theology of Augustine's Confessions moves beyond commentary and allows present-day readers to understand the Confessions as its original readers experienced it, bridging the divide introduced by Kant, Hegel, Freud, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and their descendants. Read more...
Abstract: Engaging with contemporary philosophers and psychologists antagonistic to religion, this study of Augustine's Confessions reveals the sophistication of his response to timeless problems such as free will, predestination, and innocent suffering. Paul Rigby demonstrates the value of Augustine's testimony of conversion for those struggling with theistic incredulity and religious narcissism. Read more...
Table of contents :
Content: Confessio --
Fatherhood: from neurotic phantasm to compassionate symbol --
Narcissism and narrative's vital lie --
Evil, suffering, and dualistic wisdom --
Original sin: an ineluctable triple hatred --
Original sin and the human tragic --
The platitudes of ethical monotheism --
Inscrutable wisdom --
The lyrical voice --
The life of a bishop: reinventing Plato's celestial clock, Confessions 11-13 --
Resurrection and the restless heart.