St. Augustine in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern audiobook

St. Augustine in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing

The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433268007

  • ISBN: 9781433267987

  • ISBN: 9781433268038

Runtime: 1.23 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Augustine’s spiritual crisis and conversion to Christianity, detailed in his Confessions, ultimately led him to his major contribution to philosophy: the fusion of the two doctrines of Christianity and Neoplatonism. This not only provided Christianity with a strong intellectual backing but tied it to the Greek tradition of philosophy, which helped keep the flame of philosophy burning, however dimly, through the Dark Ages. Augustine also produced important philosophic ideas of his own, including theories of time and subjective knowledge that anticipated by many centuries the work of Kant and Descartes.

In St. Augustine in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of St. Augustine’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.

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Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 1.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English