Freedom and Necessity: St. Augustine's Teaching on Divine Power and Human Freedom
- Narrated by: Mitch Leopard
- Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-29-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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This book seeks to explain this paradox in Augustine's theology by tracing how these different emphases arose in his thought, and speculating as to why he endorsed, in the end, his theology of predestination. The book is intended not only for students of theology and church history, but even more for readers attracted to Christian doctrine. Written in straightforward language, it supplies adequate references to original sources for those wishing to further pursue the subject.
The author, a historian turned theologian, has studied Augustine for more than 60 years and seeks neither to extenuate nor to condemn him, but to depict his thought. His book will prove fruitful for all who engage it.
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By Ryan on 07-27-16
I would recommend this title as an introduction to Augustine's views on predestination. The content centers on exploring the Pelagian controversy but assumes a bit of prerequisite knowledge. At times the book seems repetitive, but this didn't bother me as the introduction implied that the book was intended to be a series of lectures. In that setting repetition is necessary. If you're interested in the Pelagian controversy or an *introduction* to Augustinian thought you'll enjoy this work as I did.
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