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The Irrational Augustine

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199262083
eISBN:
9780191603761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926208x.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the earliest works of St. Augustine to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, one who gives questioning, uncertainty, and human limitations their due role in his theology. These ... More


Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions

Karla Pollmann and Mark Vessey (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230044
eISBN:
9780191696381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became ... More


On the Threshold

Catherine Conybeare

in The Irrational Augustine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199262083
eISBN:
9780191603761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926208x.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Cassiciacum dialogues present Augustine in a liminal state. He chose the genre of philosophical dialogue for his first public statements as a would-be Christian to encapsulate that sense of ... More


Retreat at Cassiciacum

George Lawless

in Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267416
eISBN:
9780191683244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267416.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Several months in late 386 and early 387 were very likely the most tranquil in Augustine's life. Once again he was not alone. Monica managed the house; her other son Navigius was there. Also in ... More


The Cassiciacum Dialogues: Contra Academicos, Beata vita, and De ordine

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/9780199643028.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter looks at the ‘Cassiciacum Dialogues’, initiating the monograph’s textual study of Augustine’s own works with an eye to particular treatments of memory and sense perception. Augustine ... More


Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Bart van Egmond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work addresses the relationship between Augustine’s account of God’s judgement and his theology of grace in his early works. How does God, both personally and through his ‘agents’ on earth, use ... More


Transcendence and Christian Monotheism

John Peter Kenney

in Contemplation and Classical Christianity: A Study in Augustine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199563708
eISBN:
9780191747328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563708.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Despite his indebtedness to pagan Platonism, Augustine’s earliest works articulate the Christian theology that he had resolved to adopt. These pre-baptismal treatises are examined in Chapter Two, ... More


Cassiciacum: The Discipline of Fortune and Dialogue

Bart van Egmond

in Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The second chapter covers the period of Augustine’s stay on the estate Cassiciacum. It addresses three central themes. First, it describes how Augustine Christianizes the pagan idea of fortune, and ... More


Learning to Pray

Jonathan D. Teubner

in Prayer after Augustine: A study in the development of the Latin tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198767176
eISBN:
9780191821356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767176.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter opens by reflecting on the prayer with which Augustine opens his incomplete Soliloquia. In this work, Augustine introduces the reflexivity of prayer: prayer is a desire to know God and ... More


Proteus and Participation

Gerald P. Boersma

in Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The Contra Academicos dialogue, set in the contemplative leisure of Cassiciacum, explores the question of whether eternal, immaterial truth can be known in the temporal, material order. The title ... More


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