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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


The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Jesse A. Hoover

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores how a schismatic ecclesiastical movement in Roman North Africa known as Donatism incorporated apocalyptic motifs into its literature. In contrast to previous assessments, it will ... More


“As a Lily among the Thorns”: The Church as Mixed Community in Pacian, Tyconius, and Augustine

Karl Shuve

in The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198766445
eISBN:
9780191821325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766445.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Not all North African Christians accepted Cyprian’s exegetical logic, and this chapter focuses on three figures who rejected his emphasis on ritual purity: Pacian of Barcelona, Tyconius, and ... More


Prayer, Benediction, and the Edges of Beliefs

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter explores the place of angels in the ordinary devotional practices of Anglo-Saxon England, as revealed through prayerbooks and liturgical manuscripts. Despite their reputation as a ... More


The Apocalypse that Never Was: External Impressions of Donatist Eschatology

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 1 focuses on the ways in which Donatist appeals to the apocalyptic have been understood by those outside the dissident communion. Four patterns in particular are discussed. In the militant ... More


“God Will Come from the Afric”: Mainstream Donatism and Remnant Theology

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 4 examines the first of two competing Donatist apocalyptic trajectories which evolved between the cessation of the Macarian repression and the 411 Conference at Carthage: a tendency within ... More


“As We Have Already Seen in Africa”: The Tyconian Alternative

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 5 presents the apocalyptic model developed by the Donatist theologian Tyconius as a deliberate alternative to mainstream Donatist eschatology. Instead of viewing the Donatist communion as a ... More


General Prologue of the Wycliffite Bible, CA. 1395–1399

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0054
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the General Prologue of the Wycliffite Bible, written around 1395–1399. The prologue represents a central theoretical statement about the most important vernacularising project ... More


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