"Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia" edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A.

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

As Jaroslav Pelikan observes in his foreword to this very fine volume, "[T]here are certain figures in the history of thought who are themselves an encyclopedia … and whose writings, therefore, both by their profundity and by their total mass, seem to require encyclopedic treatment" and, "[m]easured by any criterion, whether volume of literary output or depth and originality of thought or historical significance 'through the ages,'" Augustine certainly is among them. This book attempts to orient readers to the whole range of Augustine's achievements. Through nearly 500 entries by almost 150 scholars, ...

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