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The Resource "You made us for yourself" : creation in St. Augustine's Confessions, Jared Ortiz

"You made us for yourself" : creation in St. Augustine's Confessions, Jared Ortiz

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"You made us for yourself" : creation in St. Augustine's Confessions
Title
"You made us for yourself"
Title remainder
creation in St. Augustine's Confessions
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Jared Ortiz
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Augustine's Confessions is probably the most commented upon text of early Christianity. Yet, there is a general consensus that this justly famous work is neither well composed nor structurally unified. "You Made Us for Yourself" aims to challenge this common notion by approaching the Confessions in light of what Augustine himself would have considered most fundamental: creation, understood in a broad sense. Creation, for Augustine, is an epiphany, a light that reveals who God is and who human beings are. It is not merely one doctrine or theme among others, but is the foundational context which illumines all doctrines and all themes. Moreover, creation, for Augustine, is dynamically ordered toward the church, toward the deified destiny the body of Christ both is and brings about. Thus, the Confessions itself can be understood as Augustine's prayer of praise in thanksgiving for the unmerited gift of creation (and re-creation). It is his self-gift back to God--a kind of eucharistic offering intended to take up and bring about the same in his readers. Augustine's rich understanding of creation, then, can account for the often despaired of meaning, structure, and unity of the Confessions
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Ortiz, Jared
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Augustine
  • Creation
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
Label
"You made us for yourself" : creation in St. Augustine's Confessions, Jared Ortiz
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknoledgements -- Abbreviations -- A note on texts and translations -- Introduction -- Augustine's understanding of creation -- Coming to terms with creation -- The new context creation establishes -- Creation and the church -- Creation as the structure, unity, and meaning of the Confessions -- Conclusion: creation in the Confessions -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn950884938
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1 online resource (xxvi, 256 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781506406879
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt19qnn7p
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950884938
Label
"You made us for yourself" : creation in St. Augustine's Confessions, Jared Ortiz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Acknoledgements -- Abbreviations -- A note on texts and translations -- Introduction -- Augustine's understanding of creation -- Coming to terms with creation -- The new context creation establishes -- Creation and the church -- Creation as the structure, unity, and meaning of the Confessions -- Conclusion: creation in the Confessions -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn950884938
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506406879
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19qnn7p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950884938

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