Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Congratulations to Peter Burnell, who has just published The Augustinian Person (Catholic University of America Press, 2005), a study of Augustine's notions of human nature and of person. Through careful analysis of Augustine’s writings, Peter concludes that Augustine conceives of human nature as a unity at every level—socially, morally, and in basic constitution—despite very common objections that he fails to achieve such a conception. One early reviewer has called the book "an adventure for the mind", and another writes of "a very solid study of Augustine which begins from the unexpected but intuitively brilliant starting point of expositing Augustine’s theological anthropology." has the book for sale at a good price, but here at curious readers can scope out the first page and index. You might also like to read more about the book at the publisher's site, here.