By Robert Dodaro, George Lawless
Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) is arguably the main arguable Christian philosopher in heritage. His positions on philosophical and theological issues were the themes of excessive scrutiny and feedback from his lifetime to the present.
Augustine and his Critics gathers twelve experts' responses to trendy criticisms of his inspiration, protecting: own and spiritual freedom; the self and God; sexuality, gender and the physique; spirituality; asceticism; cultural reviews; and politics.
Stimulating and insightful, the gathering deals forceful arguments for ignored ancient, philosophical and theological views that are at the back of a few of Augustine's so much unpopular convictions.
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Augustine applies a particular exegetical method which he learned at school, one that had played a major role in the interpretation of Homer’s songs. ’. ’. It is this tradition that Augustine generalises in order to arrive at the exegetical principle, ‘when a prophet speaks in his own person (ex persona sua), the Lord himself speaks through him, dictating to him the truth he speaks’ (en. Ps. 13). Following, however, Tyconius’ first rule ‘concerning the Lord and his body’ (de domino et corpore eius), Christ has always to be understood in an ecclesial sense as the ‘complete Christ’ (Christus totus), head and body of the church.
Does the book represent a unity at all or does it disintegrate in two or three sections that could just as easily have been published separately? Is Augustine’s life the unifying theme, or is it God, or is the whole of the narrative constituted by a dialogue between Augustine and God? Or must the whole rather be understood in the light of the Trinity? One will rightly think that there are many questions and deplorably few answers, but this characterises exactly the basic situation of the studies on the Confessions: ‘boundless research’ has been done (Herzog 1984:215), but ‘little consensus reached’ (Feldmann 1989:28).
Van Bavel, Recherches sur la christologie de saint Augustin. L’humain et le divin dans le Christ d’après saint Augustin, Fribourg, Editions universitaires, 1954. 29 Dodaro, op. , p. 280. Hombert, Gloria gratiae. Se glorifier en Dieu, principe et fin de la théologie augustinienne de la grace, Paris, études augustiniennes, 1996. 31 Hombert, op. , p. 488. 3 36 4 PAUCIS MUTATIS VERBIS St. 1 That conjunction, however, which Nebridius found so pleasant and so edifying, has been a major problem for modern students of Augustine.
Augustine and His Critics by Robert Dodaro, George Lawless