Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Sacred and Secular. Studies on Augustine and Latin Christianity

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Sacred and Secular. Studies on Augustine and Latin Christianity

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MARKus, R.A. Sacred and Secular. Studies on Augustine and Latin Christianity. [Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS 465.] (Brookfield,Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 1994. Pp. x, 324. $89.95.) Robert Markus, retired now for some years from the University of Nottingham, has published a second collection of articles in the Variorum series of collected studies. The previous volume appeared in 1983. Naturally, then, this volume collects studies published since that date with the exception of three earlier, more philosophically oriented essays which appeared in the late 1950's and early 1960's. One might be permitted to observe that perhaps Markus' own intellectual evolution has followed a path not unlike that of Augustine himself.

The first group of articles provides the explanation for the overall title of the volume. These studies deal broadly with the issues of Christianity and political thought, starting with his contribution to the Cambridge History of Mediaeval Political Thought on the Latin Fathers. A second group of essays concerns Pelagius and the remnants of religious dissent in North Africa. …

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