God, Belief, and Perplexity

2017.05.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William E. Mann, God, Belief, and Perplexity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 257pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190459208.
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2017.05.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William E. Mann, God, Belief, and Perplexity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 257pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190459208. Reviewed by Ashley Dressel, College of St. Scholastica This volume brings together fourteen of William E. Mann's previously published essays on Augustine, Anselm, and Abelard, examining a rich variety of topics from the widely discussed, like Anselm's ontological argument, to those that receive less contemporary attention, like Augustine's remarks on infant sin. Perplexity finds its way into most chapters: Mann raises questions he does not always answer, points to puzzles he believes Augustine, Abelard, and Anselm left unresolved, and examines the function of the aporetic in Augustine's works explicitly. The book jacket notes that the essays in this work complement those found in Mann's God, Modality, and Morality. While this is certainly true, the connections between the volumes are not. . .

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