11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2006
Bourke does a wonderful job summarizing Augustine's theology on a wide range of issues: God, the Trinity, the church, etc. It is organized by topic, with a short introduction to each topic. It draws on a much wider selection of his writings than most people will have read.
The only drawback is due to the nature of Augustine's prose. Because he has a very particular manner of writting and ensures that the reader follows, passages can be awkward out of context and prevents it from being a quick read. But then again, should Augustine really be a 'quick read'?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2014
A very good collection of topically-arranged excerpts from Augustine. The man was dreadfully important, and wrote copiously. I found this collection useful both as a synthesis of his thoughts, and as a "diving off point" for further study.