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From Library Journal Augustines Confessions is one of the great classics of Western spirituality. As Bishop of Hippo, though, Augustine was confronted with teaching the clergy of North Africa new ways to present the Christian faith to their congregations. In this work, traditionally translated as On Christian Doctrine, Augustine combines the pedagogical methods he learned from Greek and Roman writings with the content of the Christian faith to help preachers present biblical teachings in an effective manner. Even though this new translation is lively and accessible, it is too specialized for public library collections.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Read more Review In this work, traditionally translated as On Christian Doctrine, Augustine combines the pedagogical methods he learned from Greek and Roman writings with the content of the Christian faith to help preachers present biblical teachings in an effective manner. This new translation is lively and accessible. --Library JournalHills edition of Augustines text includes a generous introduction composed of essays written by other leading scholars in the field. Subjects range from the pastoral theology of Teaching Christianity to the hermeneutical principles of Augustines work. The volume is well done and, as Hill suggests, it might serve as a useful text in seminaries even today. --Pastoral LifeThe lengthy introduction to critical issues, extensive notes, and scripture and subject indexes make it a valuable tool for eager students of the influential bishop of Hippo. --Dialogue and Alliance Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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