Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Gertrude Gillette - Anger in the context of Augustine's Theology of Community

Of the eight brief chapters which make up the Rule of Augustine, one entire
chapter is dedicated to dealing with anger. This is enough to indicate its
importance to its monastic legislator and a reason to probe further into his
mind on the matter. Embedded within the Rule, chapter six is meant to be
read, analyzed and plumbed as an integral part of the text. Therefore, after
beginning broadly with Augustine's theology of community, my brief
presentation will show how Augustine's treatment of anger fits into his
overall theme of what builds up community life, what breaks it down,
and-when things do go awry-what repairs the damage.

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