Augustinianism

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‘Augustinianism' : Studies in the Process of Spiritual Transvaluation
Series: Studies in Spirituality Supplements, 14
Written by: Green J.D.
Leuven: Peeters, 2007
VIII-114pp
ISBN 978-90-429-1976-1


About this book
The book is about the evolution of 'Augustinianism' in a process of 'spiritual transvaluation' as Augustine of Hippo's thought was appropriated by spiritual masters in the mediaeval period. The chapters deal with a range of experiences in 'spiritual transvaluation' beginning with Augustine's own philosophic transvaluation of Christian 'affectivity'. The first study is about St Gregory the Great's 'pastoral' transvaluation of Augustine's spirituality; the second about William of St Thierry's 'mystical' transvaluation in the twelfth century; and the final one is about Walter Hilton's 'christo-centric' transvaluation, writing as an Augustinian Canon Regular in late fourteenth century England. The Epilogue draws together the themes of each chapter as a reflection about the spiritual nature of 'Augustinianism'.


About the author(s)
After reading history at Oxford, John D. Green worked in industry for twenty eight years. He then obtained the degrees of MA. by thesis and PhD. at the University of Melbourne where the research which provides the basis for the book was undertaken. Dr. Green has more recently lectured in early Church history at the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne.


Contents
CONTENTS

PREFACE V

PROLOGUE 1

CHAPTER I St Augustine of Hippo 5

The Late Antique Milieu 7

Augustine’s ‘Conversion’ 11

The Characteristics of Augustine’s ‘Christian Philosophy’ 12

The Confessions 18

De Trinitate 23

Discourses on the Psalms 27

Reflection 28

CHAPTER II St Gregory the Great 33

The Two Lives 35

Contemplation 38

The Vision of ‘God’ 40

Love 43

Charity 46

Reflection 48

CHAPTER III William of St Thierry 53

Schola Caritatis 57

‘The Likeness’ 63

‘Amor Intellectus Est’ 66

Reflection 68

CHAPTER IV Walter Hilton 73

The Two Lives 81

The Contemplative Process 86

Knowledge of God 91

Grace 93

‘The Image and Likeness’ theme 94

Reflection 97

EPILOGUE 101

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 105


Source
http://www.peeters-leuven.be/boekoverz.asp?nr=8333