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Augustine's way into the will [electronic resource] : the theological and philosophical significance of De libero arbitrio /

Simon Harrison.

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Main Author: Harrison, Simon
Published: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Oxford Scholarship Online
Topics: Free will and determinism. | God (Christianity) - Omnipotence. | Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. De libero arbitrio.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: https://jkmlibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.001.0001/acprof-9780198269847 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Main Author: Harrison, Simon, 1971-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 191 pages).
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-181) and indexes.
ISBN: 9780191520662 (electronic bk.)
0191520667 (electronic bk.)


Summary: An original account of Augustine's theory of will, based on a close reading of his pivotal and fundamental text, the dialogue On Free Choice. Simon Harrison takes Augustine's philosophical arguments and literary form seriously and so reveals a way of thinking about the will that is grounded in the individual reader's response. He shows the centrality of Augustine's philosophical method, his 'way in to the will', as opposed to the construction of a monolithic 'theory of will'. Harrison relates the argument of On Free Choice to other key texts of Augustine's, in particular the City of God and the Confessions, and rehabilitates a widely read but often misinterpreted book to show the importance of Augustine as a major philosopher.
Notes: Oxford University Press. Oxford Scholarship Online Religion E-Books

More Details for: Augustine's way into the will : the theo