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By Michael Hanby

Augustine and Modernity is a clean and hard addition to present debates concerning the Augustinian origins of contemporary subjectivity and the Christian genesis of Western nihilism. It firmly rejects the dominant sleek view that the fashionable Cartesian topic, as an archetype of Western nihilism, originates in Augustine's idea. Arguing that almost all modern interpretations misrepresent the complicated philosophical courting among Augustine and smooth philosophy, fairly in regards to the paintings of Descartes, the booklet examines the a lot ignored contribution of Stoicism to the family tree of modernity, generating a scathing riposte to commonly-held models of the 'continuity thesis'.
Michael Hanby identifies the trendy notion of will that emerges in Descartes' paintings because the manufactured from a inspiration of self extra right to Stoic theories of immanence than to Augustine's personal rigorous understandings of the Trinity, production, self and should. even though Augustine's stumble upon with Stoicism eventually led to a lot of his instructing being transferred to Descartes and different glossy thinkers in an adulterated shape, Hanby attracts severe recognition to Augustine's personal disillusionment with Stoicism and his interrogation of Stoic philosophy within the identify of Christ and the Trinity. Representing a brand new university of theology keen to have interaction seriously with different disciplines and to problem their authority, Augustine and Modernity bargains a complete new interpretation of De Trinitate and of Augustinian ideas of will and soul. Revealing how a lot of what's now regarded as 'Augustinian' in truth has its family tree in Stoic asceticism, it translates the fashionable nihilistic Cartesian topic no longer as a logical end result of a real Christian Trinitarian theology, yet quite of its perversion and abandonment.

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