By Margaret R. Miles

In Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter, Margaret Miles weaves her memoirs including reflections on Augustine's Confessions. Having learn and reread Augustine's Confessions, in admiration in addition to frustration, during the last thirty-five years, Miles brings her thoughts of formative years and adolescence in a fundamentalist domestic into dialog with Augustine's attempt to appreciate his lifestyles. the result's a desirable paintings of autobiographical and theological mirrored image. furthermore, this venture brings jointly a unprecedented mix of insights on fundamentalists' convictions and behavior of brain, in addition to on transformations between fundamentalists. Such reflections are particularly pressing during this time during which fundamentalism is trendy in political and social discourse.

“For over thirty years now we have learn and heard Margaret Miles on Augustine, and her insights in this remarkable historical were compelling. Now we learn Miles in Augustine's Confessions, and her self-disclosure is as compelling as Augustine's. this can be a soul-rending ebook that opens the realm of Augustine to the area of a fundamentalist's daughter. we've got recognized for a very long time that scholarly research displays the existence adventure of the coed, yet Miles has taken this either to new heights and new depths. This publication unearths either Augustine and the area of a fundamentalist, and it really is easily gorgeous in its intensity of disclosure and revelation—all what we've come to count on from Augustine and now from Miles.”
-Richard Valantasis
Co-director, Institute for Contemplative residing, Santa Fe
Canon Theologian for Formation and schooling, Diocese of the Rio Grande

“Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter is a revealing, vigorous, and deeply engrossing dialog between many audio system, from Saint Augustine to fashionable poets to the a number of voices age and perception have given Professor Miles on her personal trip from fundamentalism to knowledge. during this e-book, we meet the wealthy tapestry of life's defeats, fears, delights, and alterations within the vignettes of thoughts narrated from both Augustine's new nation of restful religion or Margaret Miles's hard-won position of gracefully sincere mirrored image. discover a quiet room, pull up a chair, and hear this really good pupil and instructor speak together with her longtime mentor, Augustine, approximately existence, love, intercourse, religion, and family members. it's a dialog to not be missed.”
-Mary Ann Tolbert
George H. Atkinson Professor of Biblical Studies
Vice President of educational Affairs and Dean
Pacific college of faith, Berkeley

Margaret R. Miles is Emerita Professor of historic Theology on the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She is the writer of a posh satisfaction: The Secularization of the Breast, 1350–1750 (2008).

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