Van Fleteren, Frederick Books

Dr. Frederick Van Fleteren is Professor of Philosophy at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Internationally respected for his scholarship in Augustine of Hippo, he is general editor of Collectanea Augustiniana. He has edited three volumes of Anselm Studies and a volume entitled Columbus and the New World. He has spoken at universities numerous times and often at conferences in North America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Van Fleteren has published Fundamentals of a Natural Law Ethics, an ethics text, and countless articles and reviews on Augustine of Hippo and Anselm of Canterbury. Presently he serves as associate editor of Augustine Through the Ages, an Encyclopedia and Augustinian Studies.

Augustine and the Phenomenological Question of Time / Augustinus und die Phänomeologische Frage Nach der Zeit
2008 0-7734-5131-5
In this work F.-W. von Herrmann, Professor Emeritus of Freiburg Universität im Breisgau, demonstrates the direct influence of Augustine of Hippo on the thought of Husserl and Heidegger. The importance of the translation lies in its presentation of Augustine as a phenomenological thinker on the question of time to an audience unaware of his influence on the contemporary age.

Martin Heidegger's Interpretations of Saint Augustine
2005 0-7734-5965-0
Augustine and Heidegger, the sixth volume in the Collectanea Augustiniana series, is an analysis of Heidegger’s interpretation of Augustine of Hippo. The first part deals with Heidegger’s phenomenological analysis of Confessions X from the perspective of both Augustine and Heidegger. The second part treats various themes common to both authors. This book is timely since there is presently no in-depth study of the relationship between Augustine and Heidegger on either side of the Atlantic.

Saint Anselm - Thinker for Yesterday and Today Anselm’s Thought Viewed by Our Contemporaries
1996 0-7734-7355-6
Proceedings of the International Anselm Conference Centres National de Recherche Scientifique Paris: Under the Haut Patronage of Henri Cardinal de Lubac This volume is divided into an introduction and five sections. Inaugural addresses by Coloman Viola and the late Sir Richard Southern comprise the ‘Inaugural Plenary Session”. Viola sets the scene for the Paris conference. Southern connects Anselm’s thought with his life experience among the monks at Bec and Canterbury. Followed by multidisciplinary and multi-lingual essays by Anselm specialists.

Twenty-Five Years (1969-1994) of Anselm Studies Volume III of Anselm Studies
1996 0-7734-8957-6
The first two articles present a status quaestionis on Anselm. C. Viola reviews and critiques Anselm research presented at L'Abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec in July, 1982. Along with a brief critique, F. Van Fleteren submits a bibliography garnered from English sources. W. Fröhlich gives Anselm's itinerary from birth c. 1033 to death in 1109. A. Nadeau treats the circumstances and textual tradition of the Vita Anselmi by John of Salisbury. I. Sciuto indicates the strong ties that link Anselm's argument for God's existence to Augustine's demonstration from eternal truth. K. Kienzler compares Anselm's thought with Descartes, Feuerbach, Hegel, and Levinas. A. Cantin discusses Lanfranc's theology of the Eucharist, relates it to and distinguishes it from Berengarius'. E. Recktenwald then discusses the significance of truth as rectitudo in Anslem. T. Losoncy contributes to the discussion of human knowledge of God aliquatenus, and R. Herrera speaks of the sources of Scotus' demonstration of God's existence from materia in Anselm. The most significant contribution in the volume is made by C. Viola's treatment of Anselm's theological method, showing it to be based on Augustine's exegesis of Sacred Scripture. Viola compares and distinguishes Anselm's method from modern and contemporary methodologies of Kant and Heidegger. Includes reviews of several contemporary interpretations and translations of Anselm's works..