Tag: The Soul

Major Works

  • Against the Academicians (386)

    - Against the Academicians and The Teacher. Trans. Peter King. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1995.
    Augustine’s attempt to critique the “academic” skepticism of Cicero’s late Roman disciples. From the Publisher: “These new translations of two treatises dealing with the possibility and nature of knowledge in the face of… More
  • Confessions (389)

    - Confessions. Trans. Henry Chadwick. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
    Excerpt: “Among such as these, in that unstable period of my life, I studied the books of eloquence, for it was in eloquence that I was eager to be eminent, though from a reprehensible and vainglorious motive, and a delight in human vanity. In the… More
  • The Free Choice of the Will (395)

    - De Libero Arbitrio Voluntatis in On the Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Choice, and Other Writings. Trans., Peter King. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
    Excerpt: “Book One EVODIUS: Please tell me: isn’t God the cause of evil? AUGUSTINE: I will tell you once you have made clear what kind of evil you are asking… More
  • The Literal Meaning of Genesis (415)

    - De Genesi ad Litteram in St. Augustine: The Literal Meaning of Genesis, Trans., John H. Taylor. Long Prairie: Newman Press 1982
    Excerpt: ” CHAPTER 1 The interpretation of Scripture. The meaning of heaven and earth. 1. Sacred Scripture, taken as a whole, is divided into two parts, as our Lord intimates when He says: ”A scribe instructed in the kingdom of God is like a… More
  • The Trinity (416)

    - De Trinitate in The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, Vol. I.5. Trans., Edmund Hill. Hyde Park: New City Press, 2012
    Excerpt: “The following dissertation concerning the Trinity, as the reader ought to be informed, has been written in order to guard against the sophistries of those who disdain to begin with faith, and are deceived by a crude and… More
  • The Letters (386-430)

    - Epistulae in the Fathers of the Church, Vols. 12,18, 20, 30, & 32. Trans., W. Parsons. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
    Excerpt (from Letter 1): “I Would not presume, even in playful discussion, to attack the philosophers of the Academy; for when could the authority of such eminent men fail to move me, did I not believe their views to be widely different from… More

Commentary

  • Augustine and Being by James Anderson

    - Anderson, James. St. Augustine and Being: A Metaphysical Essay. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1965.
  • The Problem of Self-Love in St. Augustine

    - O’Donovan, Oliver. The Problem of Self-Love in St. Augustine. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.  
    Excerpt: “The primal destruction of man was self-love. There is no one who does not love himself; but one must search for the right love and avoid the warped. Indeed you did not love yourself when you did not love the God who made you. These three… More
  • St. Augustine’s Theory of Knowledge: A Contemporary Analysis

    - Bubacz, Bruce. St. Augustine’s Theory of Knowledge: A Contemporary Analysis. New York: E. Mellen Press, 1982.  
    States that there exists in St. Augustine’s work a unified theory of knowledge, attempts to analyze the individual elements in Augustine’s epistemology and relate them to a unified structure, and relates Augustine’s theory of knowledge to… More
  • “Augustine on Person: Divine and Human”

    - Clark, Mary. “Augustine on Person: Divine and Human” in Augustine: Presbyter Factus Sum. Ed., Joseph Lienhard et al.. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.  
  • Augustine: The Scattered and Gathered Self

    - Dixon, Sandra Lee. Augustine: The Scattered and Gathered Self. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999.  
    From the Publisher: “In a psychobiographical investigation of one of Christianity’s most enduring figures, Dixon explores the psychological and cultural forces that shaped Augustine’s life and how those same forces impact faith in… More
  • “Augustine’s Compatibilism”

    - Rogers, Katherin. “Augustine’s Compatibilism.” Religious Studies, Vol. 40 (2004), pp. 415-435.  
    Abstract: “In analysing Augustine’s views on freedom it is standard to draw two distinctions; one between an earlier emphasis on human freedom and a later insistence that God alone governs human destiny, and another between pre-lapsarian and… More