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PHIL 5575 Augustine (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An introduction to the most influential Christian thinker of all time outside the New Testament. Course will begin with overviews and historical backgrounds (by Christopher Dawson, Ernest Fortin, Henri Marrou, Paul Henry, and Jacques Maritain). Most of the course will focus on a detailed exploration of the "Confessions" and parts of "The City of God.." We will also look at Augustine's influence on later thinkers: Anselm ("Proslogium"), Aquinas, Pascal ("Pensees"), and, more briefly, some modern thinkers (Luther, Calvin, Descartes, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevski, Lewis, Tolkien).


Instructor(s): Peter Kreeft

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-17