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 formative years 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. additionally, this venture brings jointly a unprecedented mixture of insights on fundamentalists' convictions and conduct of brain, in addition to on adjustments between fundamentalists. Such reflections are particularly pressing during this time during which fundamentalism is trendy in political and social discourse.
“For over thirty years now we have learn and heard Margaret Miles on Augustine, and her insights in this striking 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 ebook that opens the realm of Augustine to the area of a fundamentalist's daughter. now we have identified for a very long time that scholarly examine displays the lifestyles adventure of the coed, yet Miles has taken this either to new heights and new depths. This publication unearths either Augustine and the area of a fundamentalist, and it really is easily wonderful in its intensity of disclosure and revelation—all what we have now come to anticipate from Augustine and now from Miles.”
Co-director, Institute for Contemplative residing, Santa Fe
Canon Theologian for Formation and schooling, Diocese of the Rio Grande
“Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter is a revealing, vigorous, 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 publication, we meet the wealthy tapestry of life's defeats, fears, delights, and adjustments within the vignettes of thoughts 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 terrific student and instructor speak along with her longtime mentor, Augustine, approximately lifestyles, love, intercourse, religion, and kin. 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 institution 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 satisfaction: The Secularization of the Breast, 1350–1750 (2008).