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Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Paige E. Hochschild


The place of memory in the theological anthropology of Augustine has its roots in the Platonic epistemological tradition. Augustine actively engages with this tradition in his early writings in a manner that is both philosophically sophisticated and doctrinally consistent with his later, more overtly theological writings. From the Cassiacum dialogues through De musica, Augustine points to the central importance of memory: he examines the power of the soul as something that mediates sense perception and understanding, while explicitly deferring a more profound treatment thereof until Confession ... More

Keywords: memory, confessions, trinity, soul, mind, recollection, time, illumination, sense perception, Augustine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199643028
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paige E. Hochschild, author
Assistant Professor of Theology, Mount St. Mary's University