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The Resource Augustine's Manichaean dilemma, 2, Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E., Jason David BeDuhn

Augustine's Manichaean dilemma, 2, Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E., Jason David BeDuhn

Label
Augustine's Manichaean dilemma, 2, Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E.
Title
Augustine's Manichaean dilemma
Title number
2
Title part
Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E.
Statement of responsibility
Jason David BeDuhn
Title variation
Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series
  • "Drawing on his unparalleled expertise in Manichaeism, Jason BeDuhn vividly narrates the decade between Augustine's conversion and his Confessions, making this familiar story startlingly fresh and new. Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 2 is a tour de force."--Paula Fredriksen, author of Augustine and the Jews
  • By 388 C.E., Augustine had broken with the Manichaeism of his early adulthood and wholeheartedly embraced Nicene Christianity as the tradition with which he would identify and within which he would find meaning. Yet conversion rarely, if ever, represents a clean and total break from the past. As Augustine defined and became a "Catholic" self, he also intently engaged with Manichaeism as a rival religious system. This second volume of Jason David BeDuhn's detailed reconsideration of Augustine's life and letters explores the significance of the fact that these two processes unfolded together. BeDuhn identifies the Manichaean subtext to be found in nearly every work written by Augustine between 388 and 401 and demonstrates Augustine's concern with refuting his former beliefs without alienating the Manichaeans he wished to win over. To achieve these ends, Augustine modified and developed his received Nicene Christian faith, strengthening it where it was vulnerable to Manichaean critique and taking it in new directions where he found room within an orthodox frame of reference to accommodate Manichaean perspectives and concerns. Against this background, BeDuhn is able to shed new light on the complex circumstances and purposes of Augustine's most famous work, The Confessions, as well as his distinctive reading of Paul and his revolutionary concept of grace. Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 2 demonstrates the close interplay between Augustine's efforts to work out his own "Catholic" persona and the theological positions associated with his name, between the sometimes dramatic twists and turns of his own personal life and his theoretical thinking. -- Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
BeDuhn, Jason
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Divinations : rereading late ancient religion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Catholic Church
  • Augustine
  • Catholic Church
  • Manichaeism
  • RELIGION
  • Manichaeism
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Label
Augustine's Manichaean dilemma, 2, Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E., Jason David BeDuhn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-514) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Note on Terminology; Introduction; Chapter 1: The True Religion; Chapter 2: Myth and Morals; Chapter 3: Perfecting the Paradigm; Chapter 4: Fortunatus; Chapter 5: The Exegete; Chapter 6: The Problem of Paul; Chapter 7: Accused; Chapter 8: Discoveries; Chapter 9: How One becomes what One is; Chapter 10: Truth in the Realm of Lies; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn859161485
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 538 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812207859
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35g3gr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859161485
Label
Augustine's Manichaean dilemma, 2, Making a "Catholic" self, 388-401 C.E., Jason David BeDuhn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-514) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Note on Terminology; Introduction; Chapter 1: The True Religion; Chapter 2: Myth and Morals; Chapter 3: Perfecting the Paradigm; Chapter 4: Fortunatus; Chapter 5: The Exegete; Chapter 6: The Problem of Paul; Chapter 7: Accused; Chapter 8: Discoveries; Chapter 9: How One becomes what One is; Chapter 10: Truth in the Realm of Lies; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn859161485
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 538 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812207859
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35g3gr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859161485

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