Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ

Teaching, Rhetoric, and Reception

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Gerald O'Collins, SJ
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , June
     2017.
     160 pages.
     $24.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780198799542.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Despite an enormous amount of literature on St Augustine of Hippo, this work provides the first examination of what he taught about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Augustine expounded Christ's resurrection in his sermons, letters, Answer to Faustus the Manichean, the City of God, Expositions of the Psalms, and the Trinity. Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ: Teaching, Rhetoric, and Reception explores what Augustine held about the centrality of Christ's resurrection from the dead, the agency of Christ's resurrection, and the nature of his risen existence. Leading scholar, Gerald O'Collins, investigates the impact of his resurrection on others and his mediatory role as the risen High Priest. O'Collins then unpicks Augustine's rhetorical justification for the resurrection of Christ: evidence from creation, human history, and the desires of all human beings. This groundbreaking study illustrates the enduring significance of Augustine's teaching on and apologetic for the resurrection, and updates, augments, and corrects what Augustine held.

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

Gerald O'Collins, SJ taught at the Gregorian University from 1973 to 2006 and was also Dean of the Theology Faculty 1985-91. He has authored or co-authored sixty-seven books including Revelation: Toward a Christian Theology of God's Self-Revelation (2016) and Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity, Second Edition (2014). As well as receiving numerous honorary doctorates and other awards, in 2006 he was created a Companion of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest civil honour granted through the Australian government.

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