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On Genesis - Library Edition
Translation, introduction, and notes by Edmund Hill, OP, John E. Rotelle, OSA, editor

St. Augustine (about)

This volume contains three works on the Book of Genesis: On Genesis: A Refutation of the Manichees, Unfinished Literal Commentary on Genesis and the third and longest, The Literal Meaning of Genesis.

Hardcover; 540 pages; 2002

ISBN: 978-1-56548-175-6

About this Book

On Genesis contains three works of Saint Augustine of Hippo:

On Genesis, a Refutation of Manichees - De Genesi adversus Manichaeos

Unfinished Literal Commentary on Genesis - De Genesi ad litteram liber imperfectus

The Literal Meaning of Genesis - De Genesi ad litteram

No other part of the Hebrew Scriptures, aside from the Psalter and sections of the prophet Isaiah, captured the interest and aroused the attention of the early Church as did the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis. Augustine of Hippo devoted three treatises to these chapters.

The first two On Genesis: A Refutation of the Manichees and his Unfinished Literal Commentary on Genesis are early works.

The third and longest The Literal Meaning of Genesis was produced at the height of Augustine's maturity and has been ranked with his Confessions, The Trinity, and The City of God.

This volume brings these three works together for the first time in English and provides a valuable and comprehensive introduction to each one.

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On Genesis - Library Edition

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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.

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