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The Resource Happiness and wisdom : Augustine's early theology of education, Ryan N.S. Topping

Happiness and wisdom : Augustine's early theology of education, Ryan N.S. Topping

Label
Happiness and wisdom : Augustine's early theology of education
Title
Happiness and wisdom
Title remainder
Augustine's early theology of education
Statement of responsibility
Ryan N.S. Topping
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Immediately after his baptism Augustine set out to produce a Christianized version of the ancient liberal arts curriculum. By an ordered sequence of contemplation, moving from linguistic to mathematically based disciplines, Augustine suggested that study in the liberal arts could render the mind and heart docile before God. Though Augustine later would shift his focus more directly toward biblical study, his early reflections on secular learning remain an attractive and powerful model for Christian thinking about the arts. Happiness and Wisdom contributes to ongoing debates about the nature of Augustine's early development, and argues that Augustine's vision of the soul's ascent through the liberal arts is an attractive and basically coherent view of learning, which, while not wholly novel, surpasses both classical and earlier patristic renderings of the aims of education. Ryan N.S. Topping begins by embedding Augustine's educational works within the historical and philosophical context of Christian and pagan late antiquity. He then shows how Augustine's writings on education, far from being irrelevant to the trajectory of his mature thought, provide a key to interpreting many of his other explorations in ethics and epistemology. Augustine's Christianized liberal arts curriculum is vindicated as an outgrowth of his moral theology, an expression of his abiding conviction that happiness is the end of human aspiration, and that -- against both Ciceronian skepticism and Manichean dualism -- the created order speaks to men of the mind of God."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Topping, Ryan N. S.
Dewey number
370.1
Index
index present
LC call number
LB125.A8
LC item number
T67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Higher
Label
Happiness and wisdom : Augustine's early theology of education, Ryan N.S. Topping
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liberal education prior to St. Augustine -- Education in Augustine's moral theology -- The perils of skepticism -- The liberal arts curriculum -- Pedagogy and liberal learning -- Authority and illumination -- The purposes of liberal education
Control code
000401830
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780813219738
Lccn
2012004506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99947583492
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401830
  • (OCoLC)772115811
Label
Happiness and wisdom : Augustine's early theology of education, Ryan N.S. Topping
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liberal education prior to St. Augustine -- Education in Augustine's moral theology -- The perils of skepticism -- The liberal arts curriculum -- Pedagogy and liberal learning -- Authority and illumination -- The purposes of liberal education
Control code
000401830
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780813219738
Lccn
2012004506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99947583492
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401830
  • (OCoLC)772115811

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