Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine (Hardback)
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Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 25/11/2004
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Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine is a study of Augustine's political thought and ethics in relation to his theology. The book examines fundamental issues in Augustine's theological and political ethics in relation to the question, 'How did Augustine conceive the just society'? At the heart of the book's approach is the relationship that Augustine outlines in his City of God and other writings between Christ and those believers who acknowledge him to be the only source of the soul's virtue. The book demonstrates how Augustine sees Christ's grace and the scriptures contributing to the soul's growth in virtue, especially as these issues are framed by the Pelagian controversy. Finally, the implications which Augustine sees for Christ's mediation of virtue are examined in relation to his revision of the ancient concepts of heroism and the statesman.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521841627
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: '...takes us on a fascinating scholarly journey through this and other sources ... meticulous analysis ...' Church Times
Review of the hardback: '... extremely well researched ... this is a work of historical theology where, happily, meticulously researched history does not drive out a nuanced theological reading.' Themelios
Review of the hardback: 'This is a work of historical theology where, happily, meticulously researched history does not drive out a nuanced theological reading.' European Journal of Theology
'Robert Dodaro's Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Saint Augustine is more than the most important book-length study of the City of God since Robert Markus' Saeculum several decades ago now ...' Scottish Journal of Theology
"Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine is a first-class study of Augustine that broadens and deepens our understanding of his thought." Robert Louis Wilken, First Things
"It is essential reading for anyone who is going to teach or reflect seriously on Augustine's City of God...Dorado has laid a solid foundation for a more profound appreciation of the whole range of Augustine's thought and influence." Robert Kennedy, Studies in Religion

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