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Evil and the Augustinian Tradition [Hardcover]

By Charles T. Mathewes (Author)
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Pages   284
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.27" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 26, 2004
Publisher   Cambridge University Press
ISBN  0521807158  
EAN  9780521807159  

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Recent scholarship has focused attention on the difficulties that evil, suffering, and tragic conflict present to religious belief and moral life. Thinkers have drawn upon many important historical figures, with one significant exception - Augustine. At the same time, there has been a renaissance of work on Augustine, but little discussion of either his work on evil or his influence on contemporary thought. This book fills these gaps. It 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 new 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.

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More About Charles T. Mathewes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Charles T. Mathewes is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, where he teaches theology, ethics, and religion and culture. He has published in The Journal of Religious Ethics, Modern Theology, The Journal of Religion, Anglican Theological Review and The Hedgehog Review.

Charles T. Mathewes was born in 1969 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Virginia.

Charles T. Mathewes has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine

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Examening the dark absence  Nov 23, 2003
Matthewes teaches religious studies at the University of Virginia and here brings the vast literature on the "problem " of evil, and especially the writings of Reinhold Niebuhr and Hannah Arendt, into conversation with St. Augustine. The argument is gracefully, and at points poetically, presented, and, in a sometimes indirect but effective manner, is solidly grounded in the cross and resurrection. Especially noteworthy is the author's appreciation of the many dynamics of "tradition" in Christian knowing, believing, and teaching. THis is a First Things review

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