As st. augustine was approaching the end of his long and active life, he was much concerned about his literary production—the books and letters he had. In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series). Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series) (English and Latin Edition) [Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine] on.

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AUGNET : The Retractions

Ibrahim Habib marked it as to-read Sep 25, The Revisions offer us a clear view as to what Augustine thought in light of both those controversies. Indeed, he died four years later. This is a necessary read for anyone who is serious about Augustine as he reveals himself in his later years.

He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, and theologians. The Defense of the Faith. As retractionns consequence we do not have a certain list of his letters and sermons.

Alex marked it as to-read Sep 08, I thus expected that the church had repressed it. His writings and arguments with other sects include the Donatists and the Pelagians.

Jeff Beland marked it as to-read Apr 25, It provides the changes that Augustine himself desired to the texts because augustnie the development of his augustune in the light of subsequent knowledge and experience. He stayed with his task, and with the routine of his life.

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At that time, English was the only major Western language into which the Complete Works had not yet been attempted. Professor O’Donnell also remarked, “Another effect of the book is to imprint even more deeply on readers the view of Augustine himself on his own life. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to retractione updates through augustjne support?


In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be matched in world literature.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nancy Hanna marked it as to-read Sep 21, Augustine’s writings are useful to anyone interested in patristics, church history, and theology. English Choose a language for shopping. The City Of God: Yet this was not so in a number of pseudo-Augustinian publications, possibly they said what some readers were hoping Augustine would say, i. Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I thought that Augustine decided as an older man, that he had made some mistakes in his writings that he needed to retract. There is still a problem, however, that in the Retractions Augustine lists 93 titles that contain a total of books i.

The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60)

Many Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to rertactions teaching on salvation and divine grace. John Agbo marked it as to-read Jun 08, Write a customer review. He was ordained a priest in and appointed Bishop of Hippo, in Roman Africa, in I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

In the Catholic Church he is a saint and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinians. He refined his position on various issues–issues he felt he had not dealt with satisfactorily in previous works–and withdrew certain arguments and analogies, replacing them with better ones.

It is even more wonderful to know to have this list of these works which are verified as authentic on the testimony of Augustine himself. This discrepancy concerns the classification of his writings into the category of being a book, a letter or a sermon; it has nothing to do with the authenticity of the works in question. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.


In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to retractjons matched in world literature. Augustine never authored a work entitled Retractions. Regarding the fanatical branch of Donatism that repeatedly sought to assasinate him, for instance, he regrets later in life that he did not do more earlier to see them crushed for their lawlessnes.


Augustine realised that the books by Julian had to be challenged, and he proved to be the most vigorous theological opponent during the final years of Augustine on this earth. The older Augustine writing his Retractionshowever, was no longer as confident in the matter as had been the younger Augustine when writing De Ordine so many decades previously.

He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. City of God Penguin Classics.

Happily, it was toward the end of his life that the busy Bishop of Hippo set to this review; thus, but few of his “books” fail here to receive his searching self-criticism. Read more Read less. He is seated at his writing table, knowing that his death cannot be far off. Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Trivia About The Retractions