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Christianity and Classical Culture A Study of Thought and Action from Augustus to Augustine

ISBN-10: 0865974136

ISBN-13: 9780865974135

Edition: 2003 (Reprint)

Authors: Charles Norris Cochrane

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The theme of 'Christianity and Classical Culture' is the fundamental change in thought and action that occurred from the reign of Augustus to the time of Augustine. The classical world sought to practice politics and understand the world in purely rational terms, but the difficulties of this program were already evident as Christianity began developing a completely new understanding of the human world. It is from this revolution in ideas that our modern world was forged. W H Auden wrote of an earlier edition in The New Republic: Since the appearance of the first edition in 1940, I have read this book many times, and my conviction of its importance to the understanding not only of the epoch with which it is concerned, but also of our own, has increased with each rereading.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 634
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530

Charles Norris Cochrane (18891945) was educated at the University of Toronto and Oxford (Corpus Christi College). He taught at the University of Toronto, then served overseas for Canada in World War I before going back to Oxford for his MA in 1919. Returning to Toronto, he became Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman History, then Dean of Residence, and finally full professor and the head of the department of Greek and Roman History.

Preface
Reconstruction
Pax Augusta: The Restored Republic
Romanitas: Empire and Commonwealth
Roma Aeterna: The Apotheosis of Power
Regnum Caesaris Regnum Diaboli
Renovation
The New Republic: Constantine and the Triumph of the Cross
Quid Athenae Hierosolymis? The Impasse of Constantinism
Apostasy and Reaction
State and Church in the New Republic
Theodosius and the Religion of State
Regeneration
The Church and the Kingdom of God
Nostra Philosophia: The Discovery of Personality
Divine Necessity and Human History
Translators' Note
App.: Latin and Greek Translations
Index