Krueger - Synthesis of Sacrifice According to Saint Augustine: A Study of the Sacramentality of Sacrifice
For Augustine of Hippo, sacrifice is the life of love that is both the perfect worship of God and the core of participation in His divine life. Arthur Krueger’s is the only book-length study of this central theme of Augustine’s theology. Krueger considers the bishop of Hippo on sacrifice and priesthood, both in the abstract and in the concrete sacrifices of the Old and New Testaments. He particularly investigates these themes in their relation to Augustine’s notion of sacrament, which Krueger presents as a “binding and synthesizing concept” at the heart of the great theologian’s sacrificial teaching.