The De Doctrina Christiana ("On Christian Teaching") is one of Augustine's most important works on the classical tradition. Undertaken at the same time as the Confessions, is sheds light on the development of Augustine's thought, especially in the areas of ethics, hermeneutics, and sign-theory. What is most interesting, however, is its careful attempt to indicate precisely what elements of a classical education are valuable for a Christian, and how the precepts of Ciceronian rhetoric may be used to communicate Christian truth.
An up-to-date translation has long been necessary, for readers of Augustine and all who study the early church, or the classical tradition, or the history of literary criticism or Biblical interpretation. This completely new translation gives a close but stylish representation of Augustine's thought and expression. A succinct introduction and select bibliography embodies the results of recent work.
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The translation is an accurate and readable rendering into modern English which generally follows the structure of Augustine's Latin and is sensitive to his rhetorical style and word play ... It is very useful indeed to have such an accurate, readable, parallel text edition of De Doctrina Christiana. ( Carol Harrison, Journal of Theological Studies)
a welcome addition to Oxford's excellent Oxford Early Christian Texts series ... an interesting read and provides much food for thought. ( Christianity and Society)
A book for scholars, it is good to have this important treatise available in this attractive form. ( The Expository Times)
G. undoubtedly provides the reader with an intelligible text ... G.'s translation is reliable and helpful. Dr. Green has rendered a praiseworthy service to those who are interested in Augustine's assessment of pagan culture and learning. ( J. Den Boeft, Vigiliae Christianae 51,2 1997)
This new edition, which offers a revised text with a close and felicitous translation, is a real asset ... Green has given careful thought to what Augustine wrote and the best English equivalent. ( Gillian Clark, University of Liverpool, Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 48 No. 3)
Green has produced an excellent translation which more than does justice to the character and content of the De doctrina. ( Church History)
The translation is accurate and felicitous. A superior piece of work, a delight to read, and a pleasure to consult. ( Religious Studies Review)
John K. Hale and J. Donald Cullington accomplish what no previous editor has done, namely, make Milton's original Latin itself available. Not only do they provide a new precise and complete Latin transcription per se, they foreground the successive corrections and annotations made in an array of distinct scribal hands since the 1650s. The feat is extraordinary: Hale and Cullington do nothing less than establish an accurate and reliable Latin text ... De Doctrina Christiana has never been more accessible or more exciting. ( Russ Leo, Renaissance Quarterly)
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 320 pages. 9.00x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0198263341
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Clarendon Press, 1996. 320p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Early Christian Texts. Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Codice libro della libreria 38819
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0198263341
Descrizione libro Clarendon Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110198263341