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The Plotinian Image

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/9780190251369.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter studies how the words “imago” and “similitude” are used in Augustine’s early dialogues. Augustine’s philosophy of image builds on a Plotinian metaphysics in which all finite reality is ... More


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

Gerald P. Boersma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This book examines Augustine’s early theology of the imago dei, prior to his ordination (386–391). The book makes the case that Augustine’s early thought is a significant departure from Latin ... More


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