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 youth and formative years 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. in addition, this undertaking brings jointly a unprecedented mixture of insights on fundamentalists' convictions and behavior of brain, in addition to on alterations between fundamentalists. Such reflections are specially pressing during this time within which fundamentalism is trendy in political and social discourse.
“For over thirty years we now have learn and heard Margaret Miles on Augustine, and her insights in this fantastic 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 e-book that opens the area of Augustine to the realm of a fundamentalist's daughter. now we have recognized for a very long time that scholarly research displays the existence adventure of the student, yet Miles has taken this either to new heights and new depths. This e-book finds either Augustine and the area of a fundamentalist, and it really is easily attractive in its intensity of disclosure and revelation—all what we now have come to anticipate from Augustine and now from Miles.”
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, energetic, 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 ebook, we meet the wealthy tapestry of life's defeats, fears, delights, and alterations 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 impressive student and instructor speak together with her longtime mentor, Augustine, approximately lifestyles, 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 tuition 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).