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The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's “Confessions”

The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's “Confessions”

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  • Editor: Tarmo Toom, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Tarmo Toom, Carolyn Hammond, Annemaré Kotzé, Jason BeDuhn, Marie-Anne Vannier, Matthew Drever, Johannes van Oort, Volker Henning Drecoll, Paul van Geest, Anne-Isabelle Bouton-Touboulic, Sarah Byers, Lenka Karfiková, Giovanni Catapano, Notker Baumann, Phillip Cary, Gert Partoens, Eric Leland Saak, Katrin Ettenhuber, Patrick Riley, Mark Vessey.
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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108491860

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  • This Cambridge Companion serves as an authoritative guide to Augustine's Confessions—a literary classic and one of the most important theological/philosophical works of Late Antiquity. Bringing together new essays by leading scholars, the volume first examines the composition of the text, including its structure, genre, and intended audience. Subsequent essays explore a range of themes and concepts, such as God, creation, sin, grace, happiness, and interiority, among others. The final section of the Companion deals with its historical relevance. It provides sample essays on the reception history of the Confessions. These essays demonstrate how each generation reads the Confessions in light of current questions and circumstances, and how the text continues to remain relevant and raise new questions.

    • Includes specifically commissioned chapters from world leading scholars in the field
    • Organised in three key sections: Circumstances of Composition, Main Themes and Topics, and Reception and Reading Strategies
    • Brings together a number of different readings and approaches to both raise new questions and demonstrate the continued relevance of Augustine's Confessions
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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108491860
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: What is the Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Confessions? Tarmo Toom
    I. Circumstances of Composition: Title, Time, and Circumstances of Composition Carolyn Hammond
    Genre and Structure of the Confessions Annemaré Kotzé
    Anticipated Readers Jason BeDuhn
    II. Main Themes and Topics: Aversion and Conversion Marie-Anne Vannier
    Creation and Recreation Matthew Drever
    Sin and Concupiscence Johannes van Oort
    Grace Volker Henning Drecoll
    God Paul van Geest
    Happiness and Friendship Anne-Isabelle Bouton-Touboulic
    Love, Will, and the Intellectual Ascents Sarah Byers
    Memory, Time, and Eternity Lenka Karfiková
    Philosophy Giovanni Catapano
    Pride and Humility Notker Baumann
    Soul, Self, and Interiority Phillip Cary
    III. Reception and Reading Strategies: Manuscript Transmission, Critical Editions, and English Translations Gert Partoens
    Reception in the Middle Ages Eric Leland Saak
    Reception in the Period of Reformations Katrin Ettenhuber
    Reception during the Enlightenment Patrick Riley
    Reading (in) the Confessions Mark Vessey.

  • Editor

    Tarmo Toom, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Tarmo Toom is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies and Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University. Among other publications, he has edited Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation and Augustine in Context, as well as sections of The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity.

    Contributors

    Tarmo Toom, Carolyn Hammond, Annemaré Kotzé, Jason BeDuhn, Marie-Anne Vannier, Matthew Drever, Johannes van Oort, Volker Henning Drecoll, Paul van Geest, Anne-Isabelle Bouton-Touboulic, Sarah Byers, Lenka Karfiková, Giovanni Catapano, Notker Baumann, Phillip Cary, Gert Partoens, Eric Leland Saak, Katrin Ettenhuber, Patrick Riley, Mark Vessey.

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