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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 stories of early life and early life in a fundamentalist domestic into dialog with Augustine's attempt to appreciate his existence. the result's a desirable paintings of autobiographical and theological mirrored image. furthermore, this venture brings jointly an extraordinary mixture of insights on fundamentalists' convictions and conduct of brain, in addition to on transformations between fundamentalists. Such reflections are specifically pressing during this time within which fundamentalism is sought after in political and social discourse.

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

“Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter is a revealing, full of life, 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 booklet, we meet the wealthy tapestry of life's defeats, fears, delights, and adjustments within the vignettes of stories 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 very good student and instructor speak along with her longtime mentor, Augustine, approximately existence, love, intercourse, religion, and relations. 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 university of faith, Berkeley

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

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