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St. Augustine in 90 minutes, Paul Strathern

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St. Augustine in 90 minutes
Title
St. Augustine in 90 minutes
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strathern
Title variation
St. Augustine in ninety minutes
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eng
Summary
Augustine's struggles with sex and a domineering mother, followed by his spiritual crisis and conversion to Christianity - detailed in his Confessions - ultimately led him to his major contribution to philosophy: the fusion of the two doctrines of Christianity and Neoplatonism. This not only provided Christianity with a strong intellectual backing but tied it to the Greek tradition of philosophy. In this way Christianity managed to keep the flame of philosophy burning, however dimly, through the Dark Ages. Augustine also produced important philosophic ideas of his own, including theories of time and subjective knowledge that anticipated by many centuries the work of Kant and Descartes. In St. Augustine in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of St. Augustine's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from St. Augustine's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place St. Augustine within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
189/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B655.Z7
LC item number
S77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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St. Augustine in 90 minutes, Paul Strathern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 81) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9781566631501
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96040321
System control number
OCM36123636
Label
St. Augustine in 90 minutes, Paul Strathern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 81) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9781566631501
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96040321
System control number
OCM36123636

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