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The Irrational Augustine

Catherine Conybeare

Abstract

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 early works are considered performances, through which multiple questions can be raised and multiple options explored, both in words and through their dramatic framework. It is shown that the very idiosyncrasy of Augustine’s arguments and his manner of pursuing them are of immense significance, which suggests possibilities for interpretation of the more idiosyncratic riches in his later works. The boo ... More

Keywords: Augustine, philosophical dialogue, mother, Soliloquia, Cassiciacum, De Ordine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199262083
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/019926208x.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Conybeare, author
Associate Professor in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
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