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Dr. Tarmo Toom

Leland professor Dr. Tarmo Toom, edited a volume in the series "Literature in Context" and it was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2017 under the title: "Augustine in Context"
They are organized according to a rationale that moves from an introduction to the person (the so-called personal context) to the contexts of Augustine's works and ideas, starting from the intellectual setting and extending to the sociopolitical realm.

This book assesses the various contexts – historical, literary, cultural, and spiritual – in which Augustine lived and worked. The essays, written by an international team of scholars (alphabetically: Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, South Africa, and USA) especially for this volume, provide the background against which Augustine’s treatises should be read and interpreted. They are organized according to a rationale that moves from an introduction to the person (the so-called personal context) to the contexts of Augustine’s works and ideas, starting from the intellectual setting and extending to the sociopolitical realm. Collectively the essays highlight the embeddedness of Augustine in the world of late antiquity and the interdependence of his discourse with contemporary forms of social life. They shed new light on one of the most important figures of the western canon and facilitate a more enlightened reading of his writings 

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