The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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EditorKarla Pollmann

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The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (OGHRA) is a ground-breaking international and interdisciplinary enterprise on the impact of the thought and work of Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 - 430). Arguably the most influential early Christian thinker in the Western part of theRoman Empire, Augustine's impact has reached further than the religious domain and he has become a veritable icon of western culture. OGHRA maps this influence not just in theology, his traditional area of prominence, but far beyond, taking into account fields such as political theory, ethics, music, education, semiotics, literature, philosophy, psychotherapy, religion, and popular culture. Beginning with a detailed introduction,it offers chapter-length discussions and contextualization on the general characteristics of Augustine's reception in various periods, as well as on specific themes as wide-ranging as Islam and gender. OGHRA also surveys the material transmission and intellectual reception of almost all ofAugustine's extant works, documented in the light of recent research. The largest part of the volumes comprises around 600 entries which describe, analyse, and evaluate Augustine's influence on a broad variety of key figures and themes through the ages. Edited by Karla Pollmann (Editor-in-Chief), in collaboration with Willemien Otten (Editor) and twenty co-editors, it contains high quality scholarship from over 400 international experts. Offering precise information, with references to both primary and secondary sources, this reference work isunique in the breadth of material covered. It aims to survey the legacy of Augustine and make it available both to specialists and readers from other fields who may be unfamiliar with the scope of his impact.

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The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (OGHRA) is a ground-breaking international and interdisciplinary enterprise on the impact of the thought and work of Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 - 430). Arguably the most influential early Christian thinker in the Western part of theRoman Empire, Augustine's impact has reached fu...

Karla Pollmann is Professor of Classics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Adjunct Professor of Theology at the University of Arhus, Denmark, and Professor Extraordinary at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She has published monographs on late antique poetry, Augustine's hermeneutics, and most recently a commentary, with ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:2250 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface and AcknowledgementsTable of ContentsThe Works of Augustine (Abbreviations, Dates)List of General AbbreviationsGeneral Introduction1. Karla Pollmann: The Proteanism of Authority2. The Making of AuthorityDavid Lambert: Patterns of Augustine's Reception, 430-700: a SynthesisWillemien Otten: The Reception of Augustine in the Early Middle Ages (700-1200): Presence, Absence, Reverence, and Other Modes of AppropriationEric Saak: Augustine and his Late Medieval Appropriations (1200-1500)3. Philology and Doctrinal DebateJeremy Thompson: The Medieval Manuscript Tradition of Augustine's works: An Overview from 400-1200Eric Saak: The Augustinian Renaissance: Textual Scholarship and Religious Identity in the Later Middle Ages (1200-1500)Arnoud Visser: Augustine in Renaissance HumanismIrena Backus: The 'Confessionalization' of Augustine in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation4. Augustine Beyond Theology and BackJean-Louis Quantin and Scott Mandelbrote: Augustine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth CenturiesMark Elliott: Augustines in the Long Nineteenth Century's TheologyMaarten Wisse: The First Modern Person? Twentieth-Century Theological Reception of Augustine5. Other AugustinePeter Liebregts: 'Late have I loved you': Augustine and Modern LiteratureDavid Wilhite: Augustine in Black and African TheologyKari Borresen: Challenging Augustine in Feminist Theology and Gender StudiesDaniel Konig: Augustine and IslamThe Works of AugustineIndividuals and ThemesList of Contributors