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    Augustine and the Limits of Politics
    by Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas S. Engeman

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    • Release date: February 15, 1996
    • Format: paperback, 144 pages
    • Language: english
    • ISBN: 9780268020019 (0268020019)
    • Genres: philosophy, theology, politics, religion
    • Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas S. Engeman
    • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

    About The Book

    Jean Bethke Elshtain brings Augustine’s thought into the contemporary political arena and presents an Augustine who created a complex moral map that offers space for loyalty, love, and care, as well as a chastened form of civic virtue. The result is a controversial book about one of the world’s greatest and most complex thinkers whose thought continues to haunt all of Western political philosophy. Elshtain brings Augustine’s thought into the contemporary political arena and presents an Augustine who created a complex moral map that offers space for loyalty, love, and care, as well as a chastened form of civic virtue. The result is a controversial book about one of the world’s greatest and most complex thinkers, one whose thought continues to haunt all of Western political philosophy.

    In making Augustine’s thought relevant to the contemporary world Elshtain discusses how, for Augustine, wisdom comes from experiencing fully the ambiguity and division that characterized the human condition after the fall, and how human beings are fated to narrate their lives within temporality and to work at gathering together a ‘self’ and forging a coherent identity. This is the central feature of what Augustine called our business “within this mortal life,” and he insisted that any politics that disdains this business, this caring for the quotidian, is a dangerous or misguided or misplaced politics. Elshtain argues that Augustine’s great works display a canny and scrupulous attunement to the here and now and the very real limits therein. She discusses other aspects of Augustine’s thought as well, including his insistence that no human city can be modeled on the heavenly city, and further elaborates on Hannah Arendt’s deep indebtedness to Augustine’s understanding of evil. Elshtain also presents Augustine’s arguments against the pridefulness of philosophy, thereby linking him to later currents in modern thought, including Wittgenstein and Freud.

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