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De Doctrina Christiana

Saint Augustine

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is a completely new translation of the work that Augustine wrote to guide the Christian on how to interpret Scripture and communicate it to others, a kind of do‐it‐yourself manual for ... More


Praefatio

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There is a short but significant preface in which Augustine seeks to meet criticisms of his attempt to set out helpful rules for the interpretation of scripture. He insists that the teaching and ... More


Liber Primus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The interpretation of scripture depends on discovery and presentation; Augustine takes discovery first. All teaching is teaching of either things (including God, the supreme thing) or signs. Some ... More


Liber Secundus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this book, Augustine begins his discussion of signs, of which the greater part consists of words. After an interesting statement of the canon of scripture as he saw it, Augustine argues for the ... More


Liber Tertius

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine turns from unknown signs to ambiguous signs. How can the Christian reader resolve uncertainty? This may be due to difficulties of punctuation, difficult words, unclear manuscript readings, ... More


Liber Quartus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Here, Augustine takes up his promise to deal with the question of how to present one's Biblical knowledge. This involves rhetoric to which Augustine, in a ground‐breaking departure, gives a firm ... More


Time, Matter, and a Scientia of Scripture:Confessiones 12 and 13

Paige E. Hochschild

in Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199643028
eISBN:
9780191745416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The final two books of Confessions offer an answer to the question of mediation between the temporal and eternal. Unity is considered under the topic of matter, rather than time, and the instance of ... More


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