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by Paul Strohm

From Cicero and Augustine through the middle ages and into the Reformation, this Very Short Introduction considers conscience as a matter of human rights and obligations, as well as an important issue in contemporary politics. Written by Paul Strohm, an eminent authority in the field and an engaging writer, this compact book provides a thought provoking introduction to a compelling topic. Arranged chronologically to focus on a series of important moments in the history of conscience--from Augustine's episode of conscience to the rise of conscience as a secular ideal--the volume explores a wide variety of texts and events, providing a concise introduction to the evolution of ideas and debates about conscience.
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ISBN: 019956969X
ISBN13: 978-0199569694
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Paul Strohm
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 14, 2011)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1655 kb
FB2 size: 1785 kb
Rating: 4.8
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This is an extremely helpful and easy to read booklet. If you had only one book to read to comprehend how our theory of conscience has developed, it should probably be this book. On the other hand, if you are interested in understanding the importance of educating and training your conscience, and why the loss of conscience in favor of "feeling" is so detrimental to our culture, religion, and society, I would urge you to read far and wide, with emphasis on the epistle of St Paul to the Romans, and Tomas Aquinas, and the Protestant Reformers. This book does not go into the ramifications of a belief in conscience, but it is a helpful little pocket book on clearly explaining to the reader how our current concept of conscience has developed.
Good overview