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Pilgrim City

St Augustine of Hippo and His Innovation in Political Thought

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Pilgrim City by Miles Hollingworth
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In this book Miles Hollingworth investigates how Augustine's understanding of discipleship causes him to resist the normal tendencies of Western political thinkers. On the one hand, he does not attempt to delineate an ideal state in the classical fashion: to his mind, the Garden of Eden can be an archetype for nothing on earth. And on the other hand, he does not seek to achieve an ideological perspective on the proper relations between Church and State. In fact his Pilgrim City is shown to lie beyond utopianism, realism and the normal terms of political discourse. It stands, instead, as a singular challenge to the aspirations of politics in the West; and so standing it calls for a reassessment of his position in the history of political thought. This book will be of interest to theologians as well as historians of political thought. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of ideas.

Author Biography

Miles Hollingworth is Visiting Research Fellow of St. John's College, Durham. His writing on Augustine has won awards from the Society of Authors (2009 Elizabeth Longford Grant for Historical Biography) and the Royal Society of Literature (2009 Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction). He is presently writing a new scholarly biography of Augustine which is also to be published by the Continuum International Publishing Group.
Release date Australia
June 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
T.& T.Clark Ltd
Pages
230
Dimensions
155x236x20
ISBN-13
9780567310026
Product ID
4263470

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