New PDF release: The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures

By Justo L. González

Few thinkers were as influential as Augustine of Hippo. His writings, comparable to Confessions and City of God, have left an indelible mark on Western Christianity. He has develop into so synonymous with Christianity within the West that we simply put out of your mind he used to be a guy of 2 cultures: African and Greco-Roman. the combination of African Christianity and Greco-Roman rhetoric and philosophy gave his theology and ministry a special efficiency within the cultural ferment of the past due Roman empire.

Augustine skilled what Latino/a theology calls mestizaje, this means that being of a combined historical past. Cuban American historian and theologian Justo González seems to be on the existence and legacy of Augustine from the viewpoint of his personal Latino historical past and unearths within the bishop of Hippo a impressive source for the church this present day. The mestizo Augustine can function a lens during which to determine afresh not just the historical past of Christianity but in addition our personal culturally varied world.

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