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Against the Academics

St. Augustine’s Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 1

Saint Augustine, Michael P. Foley (Translated by)

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A fresh, new translation of Augustine’s inaugural work as a Christian convert

“Lively, engaging and accurate translations. . . . There is much in this dialogue and Foley’s presentation of it for contemporary readers to take seriously.”—Erik Kenyon, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the remarkable “Cassiciacum dialogues.” In this first dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his interlocutors explore the history and teachings of Academic skepticism, which Augustine is both sympathetic to and critical of. The dialogue serves as a fitting launching point for a knowledge of God and the soul, the overall subject of the Cassiciacum tetralogy.


Praise For Against the Academics: St. Augustine’s Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 1

“Foley has provided a vital and long-needed service, giving us lively, engaging and accurate translations, and commentaries that are well-grounded without being overwhelming. . . . There is much in this dialogue and Foley’s presentation of it for contemporary readers to take seriously.”—Erik Kenyon, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

“I heartily recommend this new edition of Augustine’s Cassiciacum Dialogues for classroom use and scholarly consideration. They will continue to shine light on the intellectual work of Augustine’s early career in particular, and the fascinating intellectual situation of Late Antiquity more broadly.”—Evan Dutmer, CJ-Online

Yale University Press, 9780300238518, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2019



About the Author

Michael P. Foley is associate professor of patristics at Baylor University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Frank Sheed’s translation of Augustine’s Confessions.