`O'Daly is to applauded ... for a book for which ... we have cause to be immensely grateful ... O'Daly's knowledge of Augustine bibliography is stunningly wide-raning, always well-judged, and immensely helpful in guiding the reader to informed further research in any one of the multitude of themes and ideas which cluster together in the City of God.' Carol Harrison, Journal of Theological Studies, Vol.52, No.1, April 2001
`O'Daly intends to provide a detailed yet accessible reading of Augustine's vast and complex masterpiece, directed at a wide group of readers who are not necessarily specialists. Therefore quotations are always translated, mostly by the author himself, and Gree phrases are always transliterated. By taking up this task O'Daly fills indeed a gap in scholarship that was long overdue, and he is a scholar most apt for this task.' Karla F.L. Pollmann, Church History, Vol.68, No.4, Dec.99.
`the book is well written and with its clear presentation of the outline of the City it helps the reader to get a good idea of its intention and direction.' Karla F.L. Pollmann, Church History, Vol.68, No.4, Dec.99.
`O'Daly manages to present a wealth of material in a well-structured way ... His outline of Augustine's thought is balanced and differentiated.' Karla F.L. Pollmann, Church History, Vol.68, No.4, Dec. 99.
`Some helpful information is given on questions of terminology.' Karla F.L. Pollmann, Church History, Vol.68, No.4, Dec. 99.
`O'Daly's chapter on influences and sources for the City is particularly impressive.' Karla F.L. Pollmann, Church History, Vol.68, No.4, Dec. 99.
`With its sober judgement based on expert knowledge and diligent scholarship, this guide will be an indispensable tool for everybody interested in the City.' Karla F.L. Pollmann, Church History, Vol.68, No.4, Dec.99.
`O'Daly's splendid volume... fills a lacuna in Augustinian scholarship by providing a solid and detailed guide for a serious student of Augustine's most influential work. Readers of the City of God for generations to come will be grateful to him for this very helpful and scholarly guide to a long and difficult work.' Roland J. Teske, Theological Studies
About the Author
Gerard O'Daly is at University College, London.