Western theology and philosophy without Augustine is almost inconceivable. He turned Pauline eschatology into a psychology of redemption and bequeathed to the Christianity of his day its profoundest sense of the adventure of soul. His offerings to philosophy included a staggeringly important but highly problematic conception of will, a new kind of introspection, and a sense of providential order that seemed paradoxically to demand a secular politics. Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed takes up the major concerns of Augustines complex and evolving thought and accords them a form that allows readers to think with Augustine as well as about him. Aimed at

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