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History, Apocalypse, and the Secular Imagination

New Essays on Augustine's City of God

Mark Vessey, Karla Pollmann, & Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A., Editors

This volume contains the select proceedings of the conference, "History, Apocalypse, and the Secular Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Augustine's City of God, which was held at the University of British Columbia in September 1998. Historians, theologians, and literary scholars from North America, Europe, and Japan joined in a cross-disciplinary exploration of Augustine's most challenging encyclopedic work, its contexts in Late Antiquity, and its long-term impact on Western culture.

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  • Contributors include Neil B. McLynn, Gerard J. P. O'Daly, Philippe Bruggisser, J. Kevin Coyle, Paul B. Harvey, Jr., Virginia Burrus, Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott, Peter J. Burnell, Michael Hollerich, and John Milbank. This collection was originally published as a special issue of Augustinian Studies.

    • "Dieses Buch ist eine wahre Fundgrube für alle, die sich mit Älterer Kirchengeschichte, römischer Geschichte, Rezeption der klassischen antiken Literatur, Exegese des Neuen Testaments ... , englischer und amerikanischer Geschichte, politischer Philosophie und Augustin-Rezeption bei Heidegger und Arendt befassen."
      -- Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum

    • "This book .... is a gem for scholars and would be excellent for a specialist course on The City of God or for post-graduates. The questions that it raises and the arguments put forth are provocative and interesting. They engage the reader even when one wants to dispute an argument."
      -- Church History
      (June 2001).

    • "Current interest in the City of God is well served by this volume. The essays feature a congruence in acumen and depth of erudition often lacking in collections of this sort."
      -- Journal of Early Christian Studies
      (December 2000).

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    · Online access to this volume is included with online access to Augustinian Studies ·