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Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and The Confessions of St. Augustine
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Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Williams and Norgate 1901

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Overview

The monastic life has been seen as the ideal manifestation of Christian living throughout various points in history, particularly by the Catholic Church. Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and The Confessions of St. Augustine chronicles the development of this idea. Adolph Harnack questions the superiority of this lifestyle, offering compelling insight into what the Bible says about Christian living and detailing the various examples put forth by the Christian Church throughout history. This volume provides a holistic look at the subject of monasticism within the framework of the question of the manifestation of Christ in us through daily living.

The record of the life of St. Augustine (345–430) is found in The Confessions of St. Augustine, and records in great detail the life of one of the Church’s earliest saints. Harnack’s thoughts on St. Augustine’s life make up the second portion of this volume, and they offer a fantastic continuation of the study of what it means to live in Christ.

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Key Features

  • Examines the monastic life and its development
  • Provides material well suited for students and pastors
  • Contains a wealth of material surrounding the life of St. Augustine

Contents

  • Monasticism
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine

Product Details

  • Title: Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Author: Adolph von Harnack
  • Translators: E. E. Kellett and F. H. Marseille
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 184

About Adolph von Harnack

Adolph von Harnack born in 1851 in Estonia, lived a life devoted to the study of church history and theology. He became a professor at age 24, and taught at the Universities of Leipzig, Giussen, Marbarg, and Berlin until his retirement at age 70. Although he was widely considered to be one of the most influential members of the Protestant church at the turn of the twentieth century, the Church of Germany believed his theology to be off-base and did not allow him to become an accredited clergyman. Harnack’s passion for the history of the Church led him to pen numerous resources on the matter, his most famous work perhaps being What Is Christianity? He continued his studies and writing until his death in 1930.