Tractates on the Gospel of John 1 - 124 and On The First Epistle of John (5 Volume Set - The Fathers of the Church)

By: St. Augustine; Translator-John W. Rettig

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5 Volume Set - 4 are hardback and 1 is paperback - Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front covers. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. All appear unread. ............................ Vol 1.) Paperback (FOTC Vol 78 - Gospel of John 1-10 - ISBN: 9780813210285.......Vol 2.) Hardback (FOTC Vol 79 - Gospel of John 11-27 - ISBN: 0813200792....... Vol 3.) Hardback (FOTC Vol 88 - Gospel of John 28-54 - ISBN: 0813200881....... Vol 4.) Hardback (FOTC Vol 90 - Gospel of John 55-111 - ISBN: 0813200903....... Vol 5.) Hardback (FOTC Vol 92 - Gospel of John 112-1124 and 1st Epistle of John - ISBN: 081320092x ............................ Because John's Gospel particularly emphasized the divinity of Jesus, the identity of the historical Jesus with the Messianic Christ, the Trinitarian Word, these sermons necessarily involve much Trinitarian and Christological theology. They explain and defend the orthodox position established at the councils of Nicea (A.D. 325) and Constantinople (A.D. 381). Their major theme is that Jesus Christ is the center of the Christian life, the Son of God and the Son of Man. Beyond contemplation of John's Gospel, the Tractates reveal much about the heresies to which Augustine's congregation was exposed: Manichaeism, with its dualistic logic; Donatism, a schismatic, puritanical, and sacramental movement which involved the intervention of the state in the affairs of the Church; and Pelagianism, with its doctrines of original sin, grace, free will, and predestination. Augustine delivered these sermons in Ciceronian oratorical style, having as his purpose to teach, to please, and to persuade. Through his allegorical exegesis, his audience was led to an understanding of the meaning of Scripture that would so affect their souls as to help them grow spiritually and bring them to eternal salvation.

Title: Tractates on the Gospel of John 1 - 124 and On The First Epistle of John (5 Volume Set - The Fathers of the Church)

Author Name: St. Augustine; Translator-John W. Rettig

Categories: Fathers of the Church,

Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 281BNB1002621

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: As New

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