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Augustine and Social Justice

Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation

by Teresa Delgado Editor · John Doody Editor

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This volume brings into dialogue the ancient wisdom of Augustine of Hippo, a bishop of the early Christian Church of the fourth and fifth centuries, with contemporary theologians and ethicists on the topic of social justice. Each essay mines the major themes present in Augustine's extensive corpus of writings—from his Confessions to the City of God— with an eye to the following question: how can this early church father so foundational to Christian doctrine and teaching inform our twenty-first century context on how to create and sustain a more just and equitable society? In his own day, Augustine spoke to conditions of slavery, conflict and war, violence and poverty, among many others. These conditions, while reflecting the characteristics of our technological age, continue to obstruct our collective efforts to bring about the common good for the global human community. The contributors of this volume have taken great care to read Augustine through the lens of his own time and place; at the same time, they provide keen insights and reflections which advance the conversation of social justice in the present.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2015
Series:
Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation

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Teresa Delgado (Editor)

Teresa Delgado is associate professor of religious studies and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Iona College.John Doody is professor of philosophy and Robert M. Birmingham chair in humanities at Villanova University. He is also...

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Creators

Editor :
Kim Paffenroth
Contributor :
Jennifer Herdt
Contributor :
George Schmidt
Editor :
John Doody
Contributor :
William Werpehowski
Contributor :
Edmund N. Santurri
Editor :
Teresa Delgado
Contributor :
Mary T. Clark
Contributor :
Aaron Conley
Contributor :
María Teresa Dávila
Contributor :
Mark Doorley
Contributor :
Todd French
Contributor :
J. Burton Fulmer
Contributor :
Rodolfo Hernandez-Diaz
Contributor :
John Kiess
Contributor :
Matthew J. Pereira
Contributor :
Siobhan Nash-Marshall
Contributor :
Sarah Stewart-Kroeker
Contributor :
Sergey Trostyanskiy
Contributor :
Darlene Weaver
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