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The Latin West

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although a few important elements remain shrouded in mystery, the history of the filioque in the West is a relatively well documented phenomenon. Although there are a few scattered references to the ... More


The Life of Antony: Themes and Influence

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Life of Antony’s folktale surface should not lead modern readers to underestimate its sophistication. Athanasius was not only a skilled literary artist, but also a gifted theologian and a ... More


Introduction

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the reader to Augustine of Hippo and his varied reception in the long sixteenth century. It explains the aims, scope, and organization of the book and situates its main ... More


Milk Without Growth: Augustine and the Limits of Formation

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Increasingly suspicious about the efficacy of human wisdom and authority, Augustine of Hippo came to view the possibility of graduating through traditional stages of education as inconsistent with ... More


Humanist Scholarship and Editorial Guidance

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Erasmus's edition of Augustine's collected works (Basel 1528–9) to illuminate the interaction between humanist scholarship and the Reformation. The most widely disseminated ... More


How Readers Read Their Augustines

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines book ownership and reading practices of individual readers of Augustine in sixteenth-century Europe. Case studies of private libraries in England and monastic collections in ... More


Patristics and Public Debate

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At the end of the sixteenth century parallel debates arose in both Catholic and Reformed areas of Europe on the role of divine grace and human free will. Augustine's works against the Pelagians ... More


Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores the reception of Augustine of Hippo in the European Reformations. In this religious revolution Augustine was a highly contested authority, with different parties assimilating his ... More


The Arrival of the Printing Press

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first collected edition of Augustine's works, published in 1505–6 by the Basel publisher Johann Amerbach, was the version that was used by the first generation of Reformers, including Martin ... More


Why People Want What They Want: St. Augustine of Hippo and His God

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

As hearers came to recognize the demands that godly communities made on their adherents, they might understandably ask why anyone would want to take on religious obligations so clearly at odds with ... More


How to Find the Right Argument: Bibliographies and Indexes

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The overwhelming size of Augustine's oeuvre invited mechanisms by which readers could find and organize relevant passages. This chapter examines two prominent search instruments: bibliographies and ... More


Augustine after Trent

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The theologians at the University of Leuven were not only the censors of Erasmus’ edition of Augustine, but also responsible for the third major edition project in the sixteenth century (Antwerp ... More


Customizing Authority: Anthologies and Epitomes

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An important part of the distribution of Augustine's works was the publication of patristic anthologies and epitomes. These works far outstripped the production of full-text editions, and often ... More


In Dialogue with Heresy: Christian Polemical Literature

Robin Whelan

in Being Christian in Vandal Africa: The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295957
eISBN:
9780520968684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295957.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that a sophisticated culture of Christian disputation continued in Vandal Africa. It explores an understudied cache of heresiological literature, written in all the genres that ... More


Epilogue

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Proceeding from two skeptical assessments of Augustine's authority in the Reformation by the Enlightenment philosophes Voltaire and Edward Gibbon, this epilogue explores the implications of ... More


Introduction

Robin Whelan

in Being Christian in Vandal Africa: The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295957
eISBN:
9780520968684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295957.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introduction summarizes recent work on Vandal Africa and sets out the fundamental problem with the kingdom. The Vandals’ arrival in North Africa provoked a conflict between groups described by ... More


Patristic Contrasts: Augustine and Theodoret, Basil and John Chrysostom

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter analyses patristic authors who discussed juridical slavery, examining the endorsement of slavery by Augustine and Theodoret (and Theodore of Mopsuestia) and the more critical positions ... More


John of Lykopolis

Mark Sheridan

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on St. John of Lykopolis, the most famous among Egyptian monks, second only to St. Antony the Great. It surveys all the known sources about him, literary and documentary. It then ... More


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