New book by Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ to be launched next month

Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ: Teaching, Rhetoric and Reception sets out what Augustine preached and wrote about Christ's personal rising from the dead.

Next month the Hon. Dr Barry Jones AC will launch a new book by Fr Gerald O’Collins SJ at Catholic Theological College in Melbourne.

Fr O’Collins’ book Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ: Teaching, Rhetoric and Reception first sets out what Augustine preached and wrote about Christ’s personal rising from the dead, and about the historical and existential evidence for accepting the resurrection.

The second half of the book takes up the enduring significance of this teaching and apologetic and, where necessary, updates Augustine’s account of Christ’s resurrection.

Resident scholar at Jesuit Theological College in Parkville, Vic., Fr O’Collins has authored or co-authored nearly 70 books, including eight on the resurrection.

When: Thursday 20 July 2017, 5.30pm for a 6pm start

Where: Catholic Theological College, 278 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne

Contact and RSVP: Jill.Doncovio@ctc.edu.au

Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ can be purchased online from oup.com.au/augustine

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