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Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement
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Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Bart van Egmond

Abstract

This work addresses the relationship between Augustine’s account of God’s judgement and his theology of grace in his early works. How does God, both personally and through his ‘agents’ on earth, use his law and the penal consequences of its trangression in the service of his grace? From different perspectives Augustine came to reflect upon this question. As a teacher and bishop he thought about the nature of discipline and punishment in the education of his pupils, fellow monks, and congregants. As a polemicist against the Manichaeans and as a biblical expositor, he had to grapple with issues ... More

Keywords: Augustine, grace, judgement, law, pedagogy, Cassiciacum Dialogues, Confessions, Manichaeism, Donatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834922
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834922.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bart van Egmond, author
Independent scholar