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Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul
Drever, Matthew

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 pp. x + 275. $74


Description: In our current pluralist context, there is no clearly designated means of valuing or defining the human person. Matthew Drever shows that in the writings of St. Augustine we find a concept of the human person that is fluid, tenuous, prone to great good and great vice, and influenced deeply by the wider spiritual and material environment. Through an examination of his account of the human relation to God, Drever demonstrates how Augustine can offer a crucial resource for a religious reorientation and revaluation of the human person Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul constructs an interpretation of Augustine's view of the person that acknowledges its classical context while also addressing contemporary theological and philosophical appropriations of Augustine and the issues that animate them.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches

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Review by Cheuk Yin Yam and Anthony Dupont
Published 4/22/2015
Citation: Cheuk Yin Yam and Anthony Dupont, review of Matthew Drever, Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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