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On Order: St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 3

Saint Augustine


The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are dialogues that have influenced prominent thinkers from Boethius to Bernard Lonergan. Usually called the “Cassiciacum dialogues,” these four works are of a high literary and intellectual quality, combining Ciceronian and neo-Platonic philosophy, Roman comedy and Vergilian poetry, and early Christian theology. They are also, arguably, Augustine's most charming works, exhibiting his whimsical levity and ironic wryness. This book is the third work in this tetralogy, and it is Augustine's only work expli ... More

Keywords: theodicy, Almighty God, goodness, evil, self-knowledge, liberal arts, Christianity, early Christian theology

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300238532
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300238532.001.0001


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