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Augustine and the DisciplinesFrom Cassiciacum to Confessions$
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Karla Pollmann and Mark Vessey

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230044

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230044.001.0001

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Disciplines of Discipleship in Late Antique Education: Augustine and Gregory Nazianzen

Disciplines of Discipleship in Late Antique Education: Augustine and Gregory Nazianzen

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(p.25) 2 Disciplines of Discipleship in Late Antique Education: Augustine and Gregory Nazianzen
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Augustine and the Disciplines
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Neil McLynn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230044.003.0002

This chapter presents a peculiarity of Augustine's case in reading the Confessions and the equally unreliable memoirs of Gregory Nazianzen and his student fraternity in Athens. The prevailing impression obtained from these student reminiscences is of disorder rather than discipline. It argues that Augustine may have designed his ‘disciplinarum libri’ to mark a decisive break with the day-to-day untidiness of the schoolroom. In viewing thePhilocalia, it suggests a more lasting analogy between East and West containing encouraging intimations of the possibility of an authentically Christian paideia.

Keywords:   Confessions, Gregory Nazianzen, student reminiscences, disciplinarum libri, Philocalia

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