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Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Hugh Houghton

Abstract

Part I of this book considers Augustine's use of and attitude towards the Gospels and biblical manuscripts. His comments on the history of the Latin Bible are assembled, along with references to the use of codices in liturgy, debates and the composition of theological works. Augustine's method of citation is also described, introducing the concepts of ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ citations, ‘flattening’, ‘conflation’ and ‘mental text’. Some of his explicit observations about New Testament readings are quoted, together with an assessment of the evidence his citations provide for different traditio ... More

Keywords: Augustine, John, Gospel, Vulgate, Old Latin, Vetus Latina, Bible, citation, patristic, codex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199545926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Houghton, author
Research Fellow in Theology, University of Birmingham
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