Marriage and virginity : the excellence of marriage, holy virginity, the excellence of widowhood, adulterous marriages, continence

translation by Ray Kearney ; edited with introductions and notes by David G. Hunter ; editor, John E. Rotelle

This volume presents new translations of five of Augustines 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 sh...

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Main Author: Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430.
Corporate Author: Augustinian Heritage Institute.
Other Authors: Hunter, David G., Rotelle, John E.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : New City Press, c1999.
Series:Augustine, 354-430. Works. 1990 ; pt. 1, v. 9
The works of Saint Augustine : a translation for the 21st century ; Part I - Books, volume 9
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Physical Description:251 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN(s):1565481046
9781565481046
General note:"Augustinian Heritage Institute"
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Summary:This volume presents new translations of five of Augustines 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 Augustines 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 Augustines thought on a difficult topic. Kim Paffenroth Journal of Early Christian Studies