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Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine - Jostein Gaarder
Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine
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A box of Ltin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market. An apocyphral invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcrpit of what it appears to be - a hitherto unheard of letter to St Augustine to a woman he renounced for chastity? VITA BREVIS is both an entrancing human... show more
A box of Ltin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market. An apocyphral invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcrpit of what it appears to be - a hitherto unheard of letter to St Augustine to a woman he renounced for chastity? VITA BREVIS is both an entrancing human document and a fascinating insight into the life and philosophy of St.Augustine. Gaarder'sinterpretation of Floria's letter is as playful, inventive and questioning as Sophie's World.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753804612 (0753804611)
Edition language: English
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
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4.0 Saint Augustine and His Abandoned Concubine: Vita Brevis by Jostein Gaarder
During much of European history men shaped the world of things and thought as they believed right and passed over women in silence, if they didn’t hold them in contempt. Highly revered Fathers of the Christian Church like Saint Augustine of Hippo Regius further institutionalised this contempt of wom...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
4.0 Saint Augustine and His Abandoned Concubine: Vita Brevis by Jostein Gaarder
During much of European history men shaped the world of things and thought as they believed right and passed over women in silence, if they didn’t hold them in contempt. Highly revered Fathers of the Christian Church like Saint Augustine of Hippo Regius further institutionalised this contempt of wom...
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