Augustine and Kierkegaard

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Kim Paffenroth, John Doody, Helene Tallon Russell
Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Rowman & Littlefield
    , September
     338 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Sean Hannan forthcoming.


This volume is a continuation of our series exploring Saint Augustine’s influence on later thought, this time bringing the fifth century bishop into dialogue with 19th century philosopher, theologian, social critic, and originator of Existentialism, Soren Kierkegaard. The connections, contrasts, and sometimes surprising similarities of their thought are uncovered and analyzed in topics such as exile and pilgrimage, time and restlessness, inwardness and the church, as well as suffering, evil, and humility. The implications of this analysis are profound and far-reaching for theology, ecclesiology, and ethics.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kim Paffenroth is professor of religious studies and the director of the Honors Program at Iona College. 

John Doody is professor of philosophy and Robert M. Birmingham Chair in humanities at Villanova University.

Helene Tallon Russell is associate professor of theology at Christian Theological Seminary.

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