Against the Academics: St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 1

Yale University Press
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A fresh, new translation of Augustine’s inaugural work as a Christian convert

The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the remarkable “Cassiciacum dialogues.” In this first dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his interlocutors explore the history and teachings of Academic skepticism, which Augustine is both sympathetic to and critical of. The dialogue serves as a fitting launching point for a knowledge of God and the soul, the overall subject of the Cassiciacum tetralogy.
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About the author

Michael P. Foley is associate professor of patristics at Baylor University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Frank Sheed’s translation of Augustine’s Confessions.

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Publisher
Yale University Press
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Published on
Jun 25, 2019
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780300244878
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / Rome
Philosophy / Religious
Religion / Christianity / History
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