Evil and the Augustinian Tradition
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This 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 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.
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2007
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|List of abbreviations|
|Introduction: reaching disagreement|
|Preliminaries: Evil and the Augustinian Tradition|
|Modernity and evil|
|The Augustinian tradition and its discontents|
|Genealogy: Remembering the Augustinian Tradition|
|Sin as perversion: Reinhold Niebuhr's Augustinian psychology|
|Evil as privation: Hannah Arendt's Augustinian ontology|
|The Challenge of the Augustinian Tradition to Evil|
|Conclusion: realising incomprehension, discerning mystery|