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FREE EPUB ✓ MOBI Saint Augustine of Hippo õ An Intellectual Biography ✓ EYLTRANSFERSERVICES ß [EPUB] ✸ Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk St Augustine was undoubtedly one of St Augustine was undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of the early church Yet it has long been assumed and not without reason that the main lines of Augustine's thought have beenor less fixed since his death That insofar as we should be aware of him in the twenty first century he is a figure described if not circumscribed by his times A major revisionist treatment of Augustine's life and thought Saint Augustine of Hippo overturns this assumption In a stimulating and provocative reinterpretation of Augustine's ideas and their position in the Western intellectual tradition Miles Hollingworth though well versed in the latest scholarship draws his inspiration largely from the actual narrative of Augustine's life By this means he reintroduces a cardinal but long neglected fact to the center of Augustinian studies that there is a direct line from Augustine's own early experiences of life to his later commentaries on humanity Augustine's new Christianity did not in blunt assaults of dogma and doctrine obliterate what had gone before Instead it actually caught a subtle and reflective mind at the point when it was despairing of finding the truth Christianity vindicated a disuiet that Augustine had been feeling all along he felt that it alone had spoken to his serious rage about man abandoned to the world and dislocated from all real understanding by haunting glimpses of the Divine A major new treatment of Augustine on all fronts this superb intellectual biography shines a bright light on a genuinely neglected element in his writings In so doing it introduces us to Augustine as he emerges from the uniue circumstances of his early life struggling with ironies and inconsistencies that we might just find in our own lives as well In spite of all the accolades by a variety of critics listed above this book contains little than the tortured and torturing musings of a man who wants to show off how learned he is Though the chapter headings might give the impression that this intellectual biography proceeds in some sort of chronological order don't be fooled Everything is cooked together in a seemingly endless porridge of supposedly deep thoughts The first few pages which are to tell you about Augustine's origins in Africa make reference to such disparate figures as the 18th century woman of letters Madame de Staël the unlikely pair of 20th century novelists James Baldwin and Evelyn Waugh the 18th century mathematician Pierre Simon Laplace the 20th century physicist Arthur Eddington and the 20th century psychologist C G Jung You get the drift Is all this intellectual firepower actually helpful or even necessary? I can assure you that it is not If you want to read a biography intellectual enough for my taste turn to the masterful work of Peter Brown Augustine of Hippo recently updated by the author If this book is too long for you choose Henry Chadwick's short but important study of the same title For a impressionistic reading of Augustine's life and work you can also turn to the brief but thoughtful study by Garry Wills If you have moved beyond these introductions turn to John Burnaby's Amor Dei A Study of the Religion of St Augustine There is fortunately no shortage of insightful studies of this giant of Christian thought Mr Hollingworth's study does not belong into that group You can save yourself the trouble and expense of trying him out

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St Augustine was undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of the early church Yet it has long been assumed and not without reason that the main lines of Augustine's thought have beenor less fixed since his death That insofar as we should be aware of him in the twenty first century he is a figure described if not circumscribed by his times A major revisionist treatment of Augustine's life and thought Saint Augustine of Hippo overturns this assumption In a stimulating and provocative reinterpretation of Augustine's ideas and their position in the Western intellectual tradition Miles Hollingworth though well versed in the latest scholarship draws his inspiration largely from the actual narrative of Augustine's life By this means he reintroduces a cardinal but long neglected fact to the center of Augustinian studies that there is a direct line from Augustine's own early experiences of life to his later commentaries on humanity Augustine's new Christianity did not in blunt assaults of dogma and doctrine obliterate what had gone before Instead it actually caught a subtle and reflective mind at the point when it was despairing of finding the truth Christianity vindicated a disuiet that Augustine had been feeling all along he felt that it alone had spoken to his serious rage about man abandoned to the world and dislocated from all real understanding by haunting glimpses of the Divine A major new treatment of Augustine on all fronts this superb intellectual biography shines a bright light on a genuinely neglected element in his writings In so doing it introduces us to Augustine as he emerges from the uniue circumstances of his early life struggling with ironies and inconsistencies that we might just find in our own lives as well With excited and hopeful anticipation I awaited the intellectual biography of Augustine but within the first 2 3 pages and confirmed as I proceeded and looked around in the work it was clear that it would not be a clear presentation of Augustine's intellectual historyThe author might want to write another work on his personal observations musings insights thoughts etc on life history and world and even Augustinebut not in an intellectual bio of this important figure the alleged subject of the work Augustine was at best visible as if thru the swirling fogs of Hollingworth's descriptions A better title would be Augustine's Development as I See ItIf you are interested in trying to discern Augustine through the thoughts observations and insights of the author then you can get two for one But to my reading I will never finish my copy it was something like 13 Hollingworth to 23 Augustine Augustine was there; and an expert might enjoy the commentary and etc But for those who want 90% Augustine and 10% author this is not your book

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Saint Augustine of Hippo An Intellectual BiographySt Augustine was undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of the early church Yet it has long been assumed and not without reason that the main lines of Augustine's thought have beenor less fixed since his death That insofar as we should be aware of him in the twenty first century he is a figure described if not circumscribed by his times A major revisionist treatment of Augustine's life and thought Saint Augustine of Hippo overturns this assumption In a stimulating and provocative reinterpretation of Augustine's ideas and their position in the Western intellectual tradition Miles Hollingworth though well versed in the latest scholarship draws his inspiration largely from the actual narrative of Augustine's life By this means he reintroduces a cardinal but long neglected fact to the center of Augustinian studies that there is a direct line from Augustine's own early experiences of life to his later commentaries on humanity Augustine's new Christianity did not in blunt assaults of dogma and doctrine obliterate what had gone before Instead it actually caught a subtle and reflective mind at the point when it was despairing of finding the truth Christianity vindicated a disuiet that Augustine had been feeling all along he felt that it alone had spoken to his serious rage about man abandoned to the world and dislocated from all real understanding by haunting glimpses of the Divine A major new treatment of Augustine on all fronts this superb intellectual biography shines a bright light on a genuinely neglected element in his writings In so doing it introduces us to Augustine as he emerges from the uniue circumstances of his early life struggling with ironies and inconsistencies that we might just find in our own lives as well The author has assembled a most interesting biography but one which will be difficult for some readers This is not unexpected given the subtitle It is a pleasure to read a volume which has been written by a skilled practitioner of English; we are so seldom able to exercise our minds on such meaty prose This volume will reward the effort applied It is rich in content and offers much food for contemplation