Peter Iver Kaufman's Augustine’s Leaders PDF

By Peter Iver Kaufman

In Augustine's Leaders, Peter Iver Kaufman works from the basis that appropriations of Augustine endorsing modern liberal efforts to combine piety and politics are mistaken--that Augustine was once skeptical concerning the customers for related to Christianity in significant political switch. His skepticism increases numerous questions for historians. What roles did probably the most influential Christian theologians set for non secular and political leaders? What expectancies did he have for emperors, statesmen, bishops, and pastors? What stumbling blocks did he presume they might face? And what pastoral, polemical, and political demanding situations formed Augustine's expectations--and frustrations? Augustine's Leaders solutions these questions and underscores the management its topic supplied as he persisted to commend humility and compassion in spiritual and political cultures that looked as if it would him to present, peculiarly, superstar and self-interest.

"A lucid, strong, and deeply considerate paintings. Kaufman takes a truly skeptical historian's view of the proposals of a number of modern thinkers, myself integrated, on Augustine and politics. he's both frank approximately these disagreements and charitable with these whose perspectives he opinions. however the publication rises above critique; it distills many years of cautious linguistic and historic scholarship, and provides a compelling imaginative and prescient of Augustine's realizing of the relation among Christianity and 'worldly' activism. i could stubbornly disagree with (parts of) Kaufman's interpretation, yet I realized a massive quantity from this ebook, either to my edification and my correction; and the following time I educate something approximately Augustine and politics, it will likely be required reading."
--Charles Mathewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious reports, collage of Virginia

"Political Augustinianism is a enterprise right into a combined bag of expectancies: count on the infrequent graces of chastened energy, compassion, prudence, and humility, yet anticipate besides the dogged patience of a politics of silly self-love. even though Peter Kaufman denies that the infrequent graces ever coalesce adequate to attract self-love out of the orbit of stupidity--a declare approximately Augustine's expectations--he doesn't consign political Augustinianism to its conventional cul-de-sac of world-weary pessimism. Augustine's Leaders is Kaufman's rendition of the bishop of Hippo's short at the optimistic duties of leadership--pastoral and political--in an inescapably fractured order. all through this bright and concise booklet, Kaufman brings the professional point of view of an complete and wide-ranging historian of political culture."
--James Wetzel, Villanova University

"With readability and erudition, Peter Kaufman offers an illustrative learn of Augustine's perspectives on management either in the Church and the res publica. In Augustine's Leaders, Kaufman deals to either scholar and student an insightful learn of the way Augustine faced the demanding situations of his age and considered the jobs of these in authority. Augustine's Leaders, accordingly, offers Kaufman's compelling research whereas advancing the discussion of Augustinian interpretation between trendy historians and theologians."
--Michael J. S. Bruno, St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY

Peter Iver Kaufman is Charles Matthews and Virginia Brinkley Modlin Professor on the college of Richmond and Professor Emeritus, collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His essays on Augustine have seemed in The Cambridge spouse to "The urban of God", magazine of past due Antiquity, and Church History in addition to in numerous of his books, Redeeming Politics (1990); Church, ebook, and Bishop (1996), and Incorrectly Political (2007).

Show description

Read or Download Augustine’s Leaders PDF

Best christian theology books

Download PDF by Robert J. Banks,Bernice M. Ledbetter,Max Pree: Reviewing Leadership (Engaging Culture): A Christian

This publication deals an acute theological research of the impression and significance of management in our tradition at the present time. The authors start via interpreting the present turning out to be curiosity in management and interpreting its improvement in the church. subsequent, they think about the non secular dimensions of management. eventually, they give examples of outstanding Christian management and speak about how one can nurture this kind of management for the longer term.

Download e-book for iPad: Genesis Literal by Iapetus Ducq

Genesis is like no different literature inside or out sacred writ. it truly is just too immense. One line from Genesis adjustments every little thing we all know, but the tales are so obtainable, so right down to earth, that they're impossible to resist. hence starts off Genesis, and hence it keeps. It makes no apology for itself, it makes no allure for or opposed to salvation, actually it isn't within the slightest bit laid low with no matter if we think it or no longer.

Get The Succession Principle: How Leaders Make Leaders PDF

Succession is the recent subject in management improvement, however the topic has infrequently been addressed in Christian literature. As a faculty, college, and seminary president who skilled 3 successions in management, David McKenna is eminently certified to talk at the topic. He starts off via introducing us to the Succession precept: What we deliver to management is critical.

Darwin is dead and Jesus is alive: Decline of Western by Steve Johnston PDF

What occurs to an international that refuses to think in the next energy? In our glossy society, each guy, lady, and baby enjoys quick entry to information regarding virtually every thing. we've develop into skeptical of what we now have been taught. understanding much more than any society sooner than us, we search facts that allows you to think.

Additional resources for Augustine’s Leaders

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Augustine’s Leaders by Peter Iver Kaufman


by George
4.5

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 21 votes