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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Account Options Sign in. As a consequence we do not have a certain list of his letters and sermons. Juce marked it as to-read Jul 05, augustnie It is an issue of classification, about which Augustine most probably would not have been concerned. 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 of each work.

One of Augustine’s major goals was a single, unified church. The Craft of Theology: A translation for the Twentieth First Century.

He persists with this lengthy task, in spite of the knowledge that his manuscripts might all retrctions be destroyed by the Vandals who had Hippo under siege. This book was very hard for me to locate.

It is probably the work of an anonymous Belgian author; because the number of these sermons vary in different ancient manuscripts, it is now thought that the more lengthy compilations may well contain the work of more than auustine author. A nicely done restatement. Felipe marked it as to-read Feb 19, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Nancy Hanna marked it as to-read Sep 21, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Retractionw. He is re-reading his works, going over them one last time, and commenting on them.

The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60)

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? He championed doctrines such as baptismal regeneration, infant baptism, purgatory, the sacraments as channels of God’s grace, and the sacrificial nature of the Mass, but he never “recanted” of any of these doctrines, and he died believing everything the Catholic Church taught.

It is a revision of his works in chronological order, and explains the occasion and dominant idea of each. Please try again later. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The Revisions augkstine us a clear view as to what Augustine thought in light of both those controversies. Paperbackpages. CUA Press retractiions, – Religion – pages. For example it is not always known whether he dated these works according to the time he began them or the time that he completed them. In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be matched in world literature.

The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60) by Augustine of Hippo

He re-read his words so as to see what progress he had made in the truth, and to correct whatever he though required changing so as to be of better clarity and use for his many readers – present and future. As the aged Augustine reread his extensive production, augustiine sought to identify and to report to his widely scattered auguztine anything in his writings that had offended him or might offe The major portion of St.

He was one of the greatest and most brilliant proponents and creator of early church doctrine, but this book, so far, has nothing to do augustime any errors he may have made or mind changes he may have had. The Defense of the Faith. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Mike marked it as to-read Mar 21, Henry added it Apr 16, He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war.

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He therefore he lay aside the task of reading his letters and turned again with resignation to the augustinf thrust upon him. Ollitapio Pursiainen rated it really liked it Mar 25, Dale rated it really liked it Feb 17, Resources The Works of Saint Augustine: Retracfions Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teaching on salvation and divine grace. Among the Orthodox, he is called “Blessed Augustine” or “St.

The three chief controversies and disputes within which Augustine was engaged over his lifetime were the Manichean, the Donatist and the Pelagian. Regarding the fanatical branch of Donatism that repeatedly sought to retractionss him, for instance, he regrets later in life that he did not do more earlier to see them crushed for their lawlessnes.

From the point of view of providing a chronology of Augustine’s writings, the Retractationes is only a general guide.