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Recent attempts to relate Augustine's social and political theology to contemporary discussions of the same challenge Augustinian scholars to re-examine the validity of the paradigms which have shaped interpretations of the City of God during the present century. Miikka Ruokanen's concisely written book represents a serious attempt to do just this. He approaches his subject with greater philological rigour than has largely been the case in previous studies of these issues in CD; and this attention to the strategies behind the precision of Augustine's use of key terms is to be welcomed. Thus, the author's endeavour to read CD from the point of view of Augustine's 'theology of social life', while not an entirely novel project, is informed by an appreciation for the many previously unexplored subtleties in his political applications of concepts such as ordo and its relation to pondus; amor/amo with their synonyms dilectio/diligo and caritas; iustitia; and civitas. More than half of the book is devoted to discussions of these concepts in three chapters corresponding to what the author conceives as Augustine's doctrines of ordo, love, and civitas. Ruokanen's writing on these subjects is characterized by wide-ranging familiarity with Augustine's texts beyond CD, lucidity in thought and expression, and an enviable grasp of the secondary literature which is frequently signposted in the book's impressive notes. Particularly noteworthy is his discussion of libido dominandi (pp. 96-101), a term which he holds Augustine first used in CD and borrowed from Sallust. In this way the author moves from what he identifies as the more fundamental of Augustine's concepts into a presentation of his social and political theology as expressed in CD. (Robert Dodaro, The Journal of Theological Studies)
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Book Description Göttingen : Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1993. kart. Condition: Sehr gut. Band 53. 179 S. ; 25 cm TOP Exemplar im sehr guten bis fast neuwertigen Zustand mit nur sehr wenigen Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450. Seller Inventory # 17687
Book Description Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht 1993, 1993. mittel. Condition: Wie neu. Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte ; Bd. 53. 179 S. 25 cm , verlagsneu, ungebraucht, ungelesen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 300. Seller Inventory # 8105490
Book Description Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1993. Softcover. 179 Seiten. NEUwertiges, UNGELESENes, UNBENUTZTes Exemplar. ENGLISCH. Seller Inventory # 34900
Book Description The aim of this study is to analyze Augustine's concept of social life. The study covers an analysis of the substance of Augustine's thought in "De civitate Dei", starting from the fundamentals of his theology and ending in the consequences of his theology to the understanding and organizing of human life in political societies. 179 Seiten, broschiert (Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte; Band 53/Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1993). Früher EUR 40,90 300 g. Sprache: en. Seller Inventory # 78561