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Creating Augustine: Interpreting Augustine and Augustinianism in the Later Middle Ages

Eric Leland Saak

Abstract

The term ‘Augustinianism’ has been used by scholars for over a century to refer to trends in medieval philosophy, theology, and politics, which had a major effect on the transformations of European culture and society from the Middle Ages to the onset of modernity. Yet in each of these three disciplines ‘Augustinianism’ means something different, and the lack of clarity only increases when the debates over the relationship between a late medieval Augustinianism and Martin Luther are also considered. Based on historical, philological, and iconographic analysis, this study adopts a hermeneutical ... More

Keywords: Augustine, Augustinian Hermits, Augustinianism, hermeneutics, iconography, later Middle Ages, Martin Luther, religious studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Leland Saak, author
Professor of Church History, Liverpool Hope University

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