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On Genesis

Two Books on Genesis against the Manichees and On the Literal Interpretation of Genesis: An Unfinished Book (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 84)

Saint Augustine

Publication Year: 2010

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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Abbreviations

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pp. ix-x

Select Bibliography

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pp. xi-xiii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-43

Though Manichaeism was in fact a separate world religion, Augustine regarded it as a Christian heresy. Mani (or Manes) was born in 216 in what is now Iraq and founded his own religion at the age of 24 after receiving a revelation. Manichaeism rapidly spread eastward to India, central Asia and...

Two Books on Genesis against the Manichees

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Book One

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pp. 47-90

Accordingly the Manichees are accustomed to attack the Scriptures of the Old Testament that they do not recognize and to mock and mislead by that attack our weak and little ones, who find no way to respond to them. For there is no book of Scripture that cannot be censured with ease in the...

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Book Two

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pp. 91-141

"The serpent was the wisest of all the beasts that were upon the earth that God had created. The serpent said to the woman, 'Why did God say that you should not eat from every tree which is in paradise?' The woman said to the serpent, 'We shall eat from every tree which is in paradise; however...

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On the Literal Interpretation of Genesis: An Unfinished Book

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pp. 143-188

Here is that faith: God the Father Almighty made and established all of creation through his only-begotten Son, that is, through the Wisdom and Power consubstantial and coeternal to himself, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, who is also consubstantial and coeternal. Therefore, the Catholic discipline...

Indices

General Index

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pp. 191-195

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 196-198


E-ISBN-13: 9780813211848
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813210889

Page Count: 211
Publication Year: 2010

Series Title: The Fathers of the church ;