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Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Simon Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine is a pivotal figure in the history of the concept of will, but what is his ‘theory of will’? This book investigates Augustine’s use of ‘will’ in one particular context, his dialogue On Free ... More


 The Body Ordered

Beth Felker Jones

in Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309812
eISBN:
9780199785353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309812.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Augustine provides theological perspective on the body in his understanding of the body as both good and, under the condition of sin, disordered. Augustine's City of God provides a vision of the ... More


 The Political Household of God: Against the Public/Private Dichotomy

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers God's own reconfigured eschatological Household, the church, by examining the third dichotomy raised in chapter 1: the public/private distinction. Reflecting on Augustine's ... More


Lactantius and Augustine

PETER GARNSEY

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter puts Lactantius and Augustine side by side, compares their interests and preoccupations, and attempts to confront their contributions in certain key areas of Christian thought, in ... More


A Cogito‐Like Argument?

Simon Harrison

in Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

When Descartes published his Meditations, the similarity of his arguments to some found in Augustine was immediately pointed out to him. The most frequently cited and most similar is Augustine’s ... More


Eusebius and Augustine

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the extent to which Eusebius’ Christian politics of theocracy and Augustine’s rejection both of pagan political theory and of Christian theocracy (in the City of God) may ... More


The two cities

Carol Harrison

in Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

In AD 410 when Rome fell to the Goths, a crisis understanding was brought about that took on various questions that have been buried in antique thought. Pagan civilization and tradition proliferated ... More


Augustine

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates Augustine's role in addressing the Problem of Paganism. After the Sack of Rome in 410 CE, Augustine set out to produce his most ambitious work, a Christian rethinking, not ... More


Augustine

Terence Irwin

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the City of God, Augustine of Hippo claims that Christians and pagans form two societies identified by their different shared objects of love. The ... More


Augustine of Hippo

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter analyses the fourteenth book of The City of God against the Pagans (c. fifth century CE) by Augustine of Hippo. Book 14 contains the analysis of Adam and Eve's life in the ... More


The Bad Physician: Casuistry and Augustinian Charity in Biathanatos

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter investigates another neglected work by Donne: Biathanatos, his treatise on suicide (composed c. 1608; published 1647). Donne's engagement with Augustine focuses on the City of God; ... More


Late Ancient Theories of Angels: Evagrius of Pontus and Augustine of Hippo Compared

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter compares the ideas Evagrius of Pontus held about angels to those of Augustine of Hippo. Evagrius cultivated a detailed program of Christian advancement during the end of the fourth ... More


Ruotger, Bruno, and the Fathers

Henry Mayr‐Harting

in Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199210718
eISBN:
9780191705755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In assessing the reading which went into Ruotger's creation of his image of Bruno, the Bible (including St Paul), the classics, the Rule of St Benedict, and the early Christian poets and ... More


Bodies without Wholes: Apophatic Excess and Fragmentation in Augustine's City of God*

Virginia Burrus and Karmen Mackendrick

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Saint Augustine's texts, bodies consistently evade wholeness, produce excess, affirm, and negate—and approach a God who likewise does all of these things. City of God ... More


Una as the City of God

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Henceforth Una represents Augustine’s City of God. As such, she stands for a Church that is distinct from the “visible” earthly institutions that co-exist with it. She is not (as most commentators ... More


Religion, Empire, and Law among Nations in The City of God: From the Salamanca School to Augustine, and Back Again

Mary M. Keys

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter analyses the early Salamanca theologian-jurists’ turn to Augustine of Hippo’s analysis of religion, empire, and laws amongst nations in his magnum opus The City of God (De civitate dei). ... More


Augustine, Rosenzweig, and the Possibility of Experiencing Miracle

Virginia Burrus

in Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255405
eISBN:
9780823261147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255405.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines Augustine's writings on miracle through the lens of Franz Rosenzweig's postmodern retrieval of a premodern theory of miracle in Star of Redemption. The reading of Rosenzweig's ... More


The City of God in history

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In cantos ii-iii Spenser allegorizes the history of the heavenly City’s relationship with the visible institutions that have failed to accommodate it: Abessa’s flight represents the rejection of the ... More


Introduction

R. Scott Hanson

in City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271597
eISBN:
9780823271894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271597.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction orients the reader to the neighborhood of Flushing and presents the main themes and argument of the book in addition to relevant theoretical, historiographical, and methodological ... More


Augustinian Puzzles about Body, Soul, Flesh, and Death

Sarah Catherine Byers

in Embodiment: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190490447
eISBN:
9780190490478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Augustine’s employment of some (ultimately) Aristotelian concepts and distinctions, such as from the work On the Soul, helped him to develop his own account of the human being as a single-substance ... More


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