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Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology
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Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Carol Harrison

Abstract

Having been at the centre of a century long debate which cast doubt on the nature of Augustine’s conversion, one might assume that Augustine’s early works (386-96) have now been rescued and given their rightful place. This book suggests that these are now threatened by an equally destructive trend in Augustine scholarship, which, over the last fifty years, has become an almost unquestioned norm of interpretation. This is the idea, fatefully and poignantly depicted by Peter Brown in the chapter of his seminal biography entitled The Lost Future, that the early optimistic and philosophical August ... More

Keywords: Augustine of Hippo, the Fall, original Sin, grace, continuity, will, conversion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199281661.001.0001

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Carol Harrison, author
Lecturer in the History and Theology of the Latin West, University of Durham
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