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Augustine on Evil

Augustine on Evil


  • Author: Gillian R. Evans, University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  • Date Published: September 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521397438

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  • Augustine, perhaps the most important and most widely read Father of the Church, first became preoccupied with the problem of evil in his boyhood and this preoccupation continued throughout his life. This well-written, and highly-acclaimed study follows him in his progress towards a solution, and beyond, to consider the influence his thinking had upon the study of the problem of evil for a thousand years and more.

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Evans' work has a compelling fascination for all who are prepared to think boldly, to reconstruct in their minds not just a set of facts, but the portrait of a great thinker and a great man … Highly recommended.' Kings Theological Review

    'In an excellent book, Dr G. R. Evans deals with a well-trodden topic in a firmly individual style. One great merit is that she notes the changes in Augustine's views and relates them to his changing circumstances.' The Expository Times

    'A brilliant, stimulating and engagingly written volume which loses nothing of its scholarly interest by its general appeal.' Methodist Missionary Society

    'Dr Evans' book can be recommended to anyone seeking a way into the Augustinian world in general … (It) fills a notable gap in the literature.' Religious Studies

    'Moves with a tight economy of argument from each huge topic to the next, and lucid elegance in exposition allows the reader to follow … (A) distinguished book.' Journal of Theological Studies

    'The author presents the most coherent analysis of Augustine's theodicy that I have seen, clearer perhaps than Augustine was able to achieve himself.' Church History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521397438
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 218 x 142 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.311kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The experience of evil
    2. The problem presents itself
    3. Evil in the mind
    4. Evil in the universe
    5. The antidote to evil
    6. Becoming and being good
    7. The divine imperative

  • Author

    Gillian R. Evans, University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

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