Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body

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Augustine was the first theologian to write an autobiographical book dealing with the themes of sin and salvation, time and eternity. This title reconsiders his conception of embodiment, contributing to conversations involving scholars working in late antiquity, literary critics, philosophers, and ecological thinkers.
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ISBN-13: 9780226585758
ISBN-10: 0226585751
Pagini: 264
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Editura: University of Chicago Press
Colecția University of Chicago Press

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Andrea Nightingale is professor of classics and comparative literature at Stanford University and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context, among other books.


“Two valuable insights lie at the heart of Once Out of Nature. The first is that Augustine is always concerned with the body and embodiment. The second is that Augustine’s valuing of, and serious thought about, the body leads to his dual notion of time as experienced in the body, earthly time and psychic time. Nightingale’s lucid exposition is an important contribution to the study of Augustine’s thought. This is a clear, compelling, and at times quite moving book.” —Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College

“This is a beautifully written, engaging, and original book that demonstrates Augustine’s complex views on the human body while emphasizing the importance of temporality on his account of the body’s origin, vicissitudes, and future. Andrea Nightingale discusses several aspects of the relationship between body, soul, and time in Augustine as she moves freely and illuminatingly through his major works. Once Out of Nature is simply a pleasure.”

“Nightingale offers a stimulating introduction to profound existential issues in Augustine’s philosophy. . . . Highly recommended.”