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4. A philosophical society

4. A philosophical society  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0004
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In 388, Augustine returned to his native Africa and settled in his home town of Thagaste to practice an experiment in ascetic retirement. The Thagaste community he developed, despite not ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Darren Oldridge

in The Devil: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777776
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580996.003.0006
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The Devil is represented in history, literature and theology as a figure of darkness and malice. He is the — often appealing — excuse for the bad things that happen in life. Just as some ... More
10. Ancient sex

10. Ancient sex  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0010
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Towards the end of his life, Foucault’s topic of exploration turned to the ethical formation of the self, which emerged from his analysis of modern power relations. ‘Ancient sex’ looks at ... More
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction  

Henry Chadwick

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.001.0001
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9780192854520
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, ... More
6. Confessions

6. Confessions  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0006
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Augustine was consecrated as coadjustor bishop of Hippo, not without controversy. The combination of his Manichee past and his extreme cleverness meant that he was distrusted. ‘Confessions’ ... More
9. The law

9. The law  

E. P. Sanders

in Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776755
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.003.0009
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9780192854513
Paul wrote different things about the law depending on circumstances. ‘The law’ clearly illustrates that Paul did not have a single theology of the law. Four contexts in which the law ... More
Epilogue1815–the present

Epilogue: 1815–the present  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0007
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After his final defeat, Napoleon was transported to the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena by the British, where he lived under permanent guard. Unlike the rest of his adult life, these ... More
3. The spread of Christianity

3. The spread of Christianity  

Linda Woodhead

in Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0004
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‘The spread of Christianity’ charts Christianity’s growth and spread, from being a tiny movement within a Jewish context to being the world’s largest religion with a global presence. How ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Linda Woodhead

in Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0008
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Christianity has endured longer than the greatest empires and had more influence than the grandest cultural achievements. Its texts still shape lives and many of its institutions still ... More
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction  

Terry Eagleton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.001.0001
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The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction shows how centuries of thinkers — from Shakespeare and Schopenhauer to Marx, Sartre, and Beckett — have tackled the conundrum of ... More
1. Questions and answers

1. Questions and answers  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0001
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9780199532179
Is the question ‘What is the meaning of life?’ a genuine question or does it simply look like one? Some thinkers would argue that because meaning is a matter of language, not objects, then ... More

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