Evil and the Augustinian tradition

This explores the 'family biography' of the Augustinian tradition by looking at Augustine's work and its development in the writings of Hannah Arendt and Reinhold Niebuhr. Mathewes argues that the Augustinian tradition offers us a powerful, though commonly misconstrued, proposal for u...

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Subtitles:Evil & the Augustinian Tradition
Main Author: Mathewes, Charles T. 1969-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Augustinianism / Evil / Suffering
B Niebuhr, Reinhold 1892-1971 / Evil / Suffering / Augustinianism
B Arendt, Hannah 1906-1975 / Evil / Suffering / Augustinianism
Further subjects:B Augustine
B Augustine Saint, Bishop of Hippo
B Augustine ; Saint, Bishop of Hippo
B Good and evil
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521807159
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Summary:This explores the 'family biography' of the Augustinian tradition by looking at Augustine's work and its development in the writings of Hannah Arendt and Reinhold Niebuhr. Mathewes argues that the Augustinian tradition offers us a powerful, though commonly misconstrued, proposal for understanding and responding to evil's challenges. The book casts light on Augustine, Niebuhr and Arendt, as well as on the problem of evil, the nature of tradition, and the role of theological and ethical discourse in contemporary thought.
Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction : reaching disagreement -- PART I. Preliminaries : evil and the Augustinian tradition -- 1. Modernity and evil -- 2. The Augustinian tradition and its discontents -- PART II. Genealogy : remembering the Augustinian tradition -- 3. Sin as perversion : Reinhold Niebuhr's Augustinian psychology -- 4. Evil as privation : Hannah Arendt's Augustinian ontology -- PART III. The challenge of the Augustinian tradition to evil -- 5. Demythologizing evil -- Conclusion : realizing incomprehension, discerning mystery -- Works cited -- Index
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ISBN:0511487789
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511487781