Marriage and Virginity

New City Press
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This volume presents new translations of five of Augustine’s works: The Excellence of Marriage, Holy Virginity, The Excellence of Widowhood, Adulterous Marriages, and Continence.... The volume is to be commended on several points. The translation itself is in eminently readable, clear English that should be accessible to anyone interested in Augustine.... The general introduction does an excellent job of placing these works in the context of Augustine’s career, showing how Augustine reacts to controversies with the Manichees, Jovinian, Jerome, and the Pelagians, while maintaining a commitment to the threefold goods of marriage — procreation, fidelity, and sacrament. This is a wonderful collection that allows readers to see the complexity of Augustine’s thought on a difficult topic.”


Kim Paffenroth
Journal of Early Christian Studies
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Publisher
New City Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 1999
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Pages
251
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ISBN
9781565481046
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Religion / Christian Theology / General
Religion / Christian Theology / History
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