The Mystery of Continuity by John Thompson

The Mystery of Continuity

The Mystery of Continuity: Time and History, Memory and Eternity in the Thought of Saint Augustine
by Jaroslav Pelikan
Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1986. 177 pages. $14.95

reviewed by John Thompson

“There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.” Coming from the pen of Jaroslav Pelikan, such a statement needs no footnote to support it. In his latest work, the distinguished church historian from Yale University turns his attention to an essential but perhaps less understood . . .

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John Thompson is a librarian and professor at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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