Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christ Meets Me EverywhereAugustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Cameron

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 March 2019

Book Binder

Book Binder

Christ the Glue of Scriptural Unity

(p.97) 4 Book Binder
Christ Meets Me Everywhere

Michael Cameron

Oxford University Press

Augustine's views on Scripture paralleled his views on Christ, who is the hub of salvation's “temporal arrangement.” Though he never devoted a separate work to Christology, Augustine's thought on Christ permeated everything he wrote. The figure of Christ haunted his youth and his Manichean years, even though his conceptions about the authenticity of the Lord's humanity remained in flux. For Manichees Christ's birth from a human mother was unthinkable since it would have defiled his divinity; thus they believed his human appearance was a cloak. Augustine became an ex-Manichee the moment he confessed Christ's true human birth. But that allowed him to link Christ to real history and the whole human experience. However, at this time Augustine still viewed Christ's death as an aspect of his work as a divine teacher. Like the images of Scripture, Christ's humanity offered a stairstep into the spiritual realm.

Keywords:   incarnation, flesh, Mani, Jesus the Splendor, light, human birth, two natures, likeness, example

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .