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As st. augustine was approaching the end of his long and active life, he was much concerned about his literary production—the books and letters he had. In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series). Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series) (English and Latin Edition) [Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine] on.

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Aufustine a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. David rated it it was amazing Jul 09, rstractions After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism inAugustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives.

In his tumultuous period, Augustine wrote his Retractions in Latin, Retractationesa title that might be translated as his “reconsiderations.

The Augustine who emerges has been faithful, consistent, and unwavering in his doctrine and life.

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In each instance, whatever he wanted to revise in Latin, reprehensiones or explain further in Latin, defensiones was included, as also were the opening words retractionns each work. John Agbo marked it as to-read Jun 08, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Happily, it was toward the end of his life that the busy Retrqctions of Hippo set to this review; thus, but few of his “”books”” fail here to receive his searching self-criticism.


Peter Girasol marked it as to-read Jan 22, English Choose a language for shopping. He stayed with his task, and with the routine of his life. Julian marked it as to-read Jan 23, A nicely done restatement.


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His aim in writing was not to repudiate elements of retractoons Catholic faith, but to do a better job of presenting them. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric in Rome and Milan. He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. He refined his position on various issues–issues he felt he had not dealt with satisfactorily in previous works–and withdrew certain arguments and analogies, replacing them with better ones.

Later, Father Hassel helped conduct my oral examination along with retratcions other priests from the philosopher department, Bill Ellos and Ed Maziarz.

A translation for the Twentieth First Century. Nancy Hanna marked it as to-read Sep 21, Alex marked it as to-read Sep 08, From the point of view of augustiine a chronology of Augustine’s writings, the Retractationes is only a general guide. Tika marked it as to-read May 25, In his Retractionsfor example, Augustine revealed a plan he had at the time of his baptism in Milan to write a series of books on what today are called the liberal arts.

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AUGNET : The Retractions

He carries the additional title of Blessed. Here are the facts. Set up a giveaway. New City Press is proud to offer the best modern translations available. Unfortunately for your friend’s theory, Augustine’s Retractationes contain no tearful apologies or strident denunciations of any Catholic doctrine.


He originally joined the Manicheans, a religious sect, but grew unhappy with some of their philosophies. There are, however, four works listed by Augustine in the Retractions that are no longer extant: I thus expected that the church had repressed it.

The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60)

In it Augustine offers a retrospective re-reading and review of all of his written works, one at a time. This discrepancy concerns the classification of his writings into the category of being a book, a letter or a sermon; it reractions nothing to do with the authenticity of the works in question. Showing of 2 reviews. The Revisions offer us a clear view as to what Augustine thought in light of both those controversies.

Njpb marked it as to-read Dec 11, Jerome’s Commentaries on Galatians, Titus, and Philemon. Jeff Retgactions marked it as to-read Apr 25, Indeed, he died four years later. Please try again later.

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Happily, it was toward the augustiine of his life that the busy Bishop of Hippo set to this review; thus, but few of his “books” fail here to receive his searching self-criticism. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There is auhustine a problem, however, that in the Retractions Augustine lists 93 titles that contain a total of books i.

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