Treatises on Marriage and Other Subjects (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 27)

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CUA Press, 2010 - Religion - 464 pages
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Contents

Introduction
3
Text
9
Adulterous Marriages
53
Introduction
55
Book I
61
Book II
101
Holy Virginity
133
Introduction
135
Text
289
Faith and the Creed
309
Introduction
311
Text
315
The Care to Be Taken for the Dead
347
Text
351
In Answer to the Jews
385
Introduction
387

Text
143
Faith and Works
213
Introduction
215
Text
221
Introduction
249
The Creed
283
Introduction
285
Text
391
The Divination of Demons
415
Introduction
417
Text
421
Index
443
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Saint Augustine was born to a Catholic mother and a pagan father on November 13, 354, at Thagaste, near Algiers. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric in Rome and Milan. He originally joined the Manicheans, a religious sect, but grew unhappy with some of their philosophies. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. His thoughts greatly influenced the medieval worldview. One of Augustine's major goals was a single, unified church. He was ordained a priest in 391 and appointed Bishop of Hippo, in Roman Africa, in 396. Augustine was one of the most prolific Latin authors in terms of surviving works, and the list of his works consists of more than one hundred separate titles. His writings and arguments with other sects include the Donatists and the Pelagians. On the Trinity, The City of God, and On Nature and Grace are some of his important writings. Confessions, which is considered his masterpiece, is an autobiographical work that recounts his restless youth and details the spiritual experiences that led him to Christianity. Many of Augustine's ideas, such as those concerning sin and predestination, became integral to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church he is a saint and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinians. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, and theologians. Augustine died on August 28, 430.

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