Late Have I Loved Thee Selected Writings of Saint Augustine on Love

ISBN-10: 0375725695

ISBN-13: 9780375725692

Edition: 2006

Authors: John F. Thornton, Susan B. Varenne, James J. O'Donnell, Augustine of Hippo Staff

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Late Have I Loved Theeis the first collection of Saint Augustine's varied writings on human and divine love, chosen to reflect his lifelong preoccupation withordo amoris, the principle of rightly directed love. "My weight is my love," he writes inThe Confessions. He sees our ability to love as disordered by sin, so that we often choose badly what and how to love. Only by recognizing that we are commanded to love God first can any other object of our love be properly ordered,Late Have I Loved Theedraws on the riches found in Augustine's sermons, letters, treatises, and Scripture commentaries, as well as passages fromThe ConfessionsandCity of God. Augustine (354-430 A.D.)was the most prolific writer of Christian antiquity and the most influential theologian in Church history.In his first encyclical,God Is Love,current Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges his indebtedness to him. When we read Augustine today, we encounter the same direct, eloquent passions his original listeners experienced, infused with his deep sense of human weakness and burning desire for union with God.
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Susan B. Varenne holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is a New York City teacher and a freelance writer specializing in religion.

James J. O'Donnell is a distinguished classicist and has published widely on the history and culture of the late antiquities. A longtime professor of classics at the University of Pennsylvania, he has been provost of Georgetown University since 2002, is a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, and served as president of the American Philological Association. He is a graduate of Princeton and received his Ph.D. from Yale. He hails from New Mexico and travels the world in search of traces of the ancient past--and fine dark chocolate.

About the Vintage Spiritual Classics
General Editors Preface to the Vintage Spiritual Classics Edition
1, 1 Our heart is unquiet until it rests in you
5, 5 & 6 Who will grant me to find peace in you?
1, 1 & 2, 2 What was it that delighted me?
Only loving and being loved
5, 10 The life we live here is open to temptation
6, 13 For in vice there lurks a counterfeit beauty
6, 14 & 7, 15 How can I repay the Lord for my ability to recall these things without fear?
1, 1 In love with loving, I was casting about for something to love
8, 13 & 9, 14 Time does not stand still, nor are the rolling seasons useless to us, for they work wonders in our minds
12, 18 Let them be loved in God
Book V 1, 1 But allow my soul to give you glory that it may love you the more, and let it confess to you your own merciful dealings, that it may give you glory
2, 2 Let them turn back, and seek you, for you do not forsake your creation
15, 25 & Meanwhile my sins were multiplying, for the woman 16, 26 with whom I had been cohabiting was ripped from my side
5, 7 For it is you, Lord, who judge me
6, 8 & 9 I love you, Lord, with no doubtful mind
27, 38 Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new
28, 39 When at last I cling to you with my whole being
43, 69 & 70 How you loved us, O good Father
2, 2 & 3 My pen serves me as a tongue
7, 8 & 8, 9 Anyone with enough mental agility should here follow your apostle, who tells us that "the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given us."
9, 10 Now, my weight is my love, and wherever I am carried, it is this weight that carries me
From The City Of God
Of the Character of the Human Will Which Makes the Affections of the Soul Right or Wrong
That the Words Love and Regard (amoranddilectio) Are in Scripture Used Indifferently of Good and Evil Affection
Of the Perturbations of the Soul Which Appear as Right Affections in the Life of the Righteous
That in Adam's Sin an Evil Will Preceded the Evil Act
Of the Conjugal Union as It Was Originally Instituted and Blessed by God
Of the Nature of the Two Cities, the Earthly and the Heavenly
Of the Fall of the Sons of God Who Were Captivated by the Daughters of Men, Whereby All, with the Exception of Eight Persons, Deservedly Perished in the Deluge
What the Christians Believe Regarding the Supreme Good and Evil, in Opposition to the Philosophers, Who Have Maintained That the Supreme Good Is in Themselves
That the Saints Are in This Life Blessed in Hope
That Everything Which the Grace of God Does in the Way of Rescuing Us from the Inveterate Evils in Which We Are Now Sunk, Pertains to the Future World, in Which All Things Are Made New
Against the Belief of Those Who Think That the Sins Which Have Been Accompanied with Almsgiving Will Do Them No Harm
Of the Miseries and Ills to Which the Human Race Is Justly Exposed Through the First Sin, and from Which None Can Be Delivered Save by Christ's Grace
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