By Phillip Cary,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Johannes Brachtendorf,John D. Caputo,Jesse Couenhoven,Alexander R. Eodice,Wayne J. Hankey,John Peter Kenney,Paul A. Macdonald Jr,Gareth B. Matthews,Roland J. Teske,Frederick Van Fleteren,James Wetzel
Augustine of Hippo used to be a thinker in addition to theologian, bishop and saint. He aimed to perform philosophy now not easily as an educational self-discipline yet as a love for divine knowledge pervading every thing in his lifestyles and paintings. To inquire into Augustine and philosophy is therefore to get to the center of his matters as a Christian author and discover a number of the purposes for his large effect on Western inspiration. This quantity, containing essays via top Augustine students, encompasses a number of inquiries into Augustine's philosophy in concept and perform, in addition to his relation to philosophers sooner than and after him. It opens up numerous views into the center of Augustine's idea. He usually reminds his readers, 'philosophy' capability love of knowledge, and in that experience he expects that each worthwhile impulse in human lifestyles can have anything philosophical approximately it, anything directed towards the attainment of knowledge. In Augustine's personal writing we discover this expectation positioned into perform in a gorgeous number of methods, as keys topics of Western philosophy and complicated varieties of philosophical argument happen in every single place. the gathering of essays during this ebook examines quite a few elements of the relation of Augustine and philosophy, either in Augustine's personal perform as a thinker and in his interplay with others. the result's no longer one photo of the relation of Augustine and philosophy yet many, because the authors of those essays ask many various questions on Augustine and his impact, and convey a wide variety of pursuits and services to their activity. therefore the gathering indicates that Augustine's philosophy continues to be a power and a provocation in a large choice of settings today.