Encounters with God in Augustine's Confessions

Encounters with God in Augustine's Confessions : Books VII-IX

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This book continues Carl G. Vaught's thoroughgoing reinterpretation of Augustine's Confessions--one that rejects the view that Augustine is simply a Neoplatonist and argues that he is also a definitively Christian thinker. As a companion volume to the earlier Journey toward God in Augustine's Confessions: Books I-VI, it can be read in sequence with or independently of it. This work covers the middle portion of the Confessions, Books VII-IX. Opening in Augustine's youthful maturity, Books VII-IX focus on the three pivotal experiences that transform his life: the Neoplatonic vision that causes him to abandon materialism; his conversion to Christianity that leads him beyond Neoplatonism to a Christian attitude toward the world and his place in it; and the mystical experience he shares with his mother a few days before her death, which points to the importance of the Christian community. Vaught argues that time, space, and eternity intersect to provide a framework in which these three experiences occur and which give Augustine a three-fold access to God.
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  • Hardback | 187 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791461076
  • 9780791461075

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"The author sustains a creative yet scholarly interpretation of the Confessions that is both refreshing and provocative."
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About Carl G. Vaught

Carl G. Vaught is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. He is the editor and author of several books, including The Journey toward God in Augustine's Confessions: Books I-VI, published by SUNY Press.
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