Answer to Faustus, a Manichean - Library Edition

Introduction, translation and notes by Roland J. Teske, SJ, Boniface Ramsey, editor
In stock
SKU 978-1-56548-264-7
ISBN Number: 978-1-56548-264-7
Page Count: 468
Format: Hardcover
Special Price $48.60 Regular Price $54.00
Written probably at the very end of the fourth century, the Answer responds to a certain Faustus, a Manichean bishop, who objects to the Old Testament and questions how Christians can claim it for themselves.

Augustine’s Answer to Faustus, a Manichean is the most extensive attack on the Manichean religion that the early Church produced. Since Augustine himself had been associated with Manicheanism for nearly a decade before his conversion, his writing displays an insider’s knowledge of Manichean teaching. Written probably at the beginning of the fifth century, the Answer responds to a certain Faustus, a Manichean bishop, who objects to the Old Testament and questions how Christians can claim it for themselves.

Augustine cites Faustus’ arguments at length, thus giving the reader a useful insight into the Manichean mentality. The Answer is valuable for its reasoned and still-relevant defense of Hebrew Scripture and of its patriarchs and prophets, and also for the opportunity that it gives Augustine to draw connections between the Old and the New Testaments and to show how, in Christian eyes, the latter is the fulfillment of the former.

Click here to see the Interactive Catalog for The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century

About the Author

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the Western world. After he converted to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo in North Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His writings have had a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture.

More Information
Price $54.00
Author Saint Augustine
Publication Date Feb 28, 2007
Format Hardcover
Page Count 468