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Augustine in Context

Augustine in Context

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  • Editor: Tarmo Toom, John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington and Georgetown University, Washington DC
Tarmo Toom, Arthur P. Urbano, Annemareì Kotzeì, Erika T. Hermanowicz, Gareth Sears, David Gwynn, Andrea Sterk, James Clackson, Martin Bloomer, Yun Lee Too, Stephen A. Cooper, Josef Lössl, David Hunter, Jaclyn Maxwell,Giovanni Catapano, Jeffrey Brodd, Nicholas Baker-Brian, Alden Bass, Dominic Keech, Mark Weedman, Marilyn Dunn, Dean Hammer, Alexander Sarantis, Despina Iosif, Geoffrey Nathan, Jerry Toner, Johannes Brachtendorf, Mathijs Lamberigts, Alexander Y. Hwang
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  • Date Published: January 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107139107

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  • Augustine in Context assesses the various contexts - historical, literary, cultural, spiritual - in which Augustine lived and worked. The essays, written by an international team of scholars especially for this volume, provide the background against which Augustine's treatises should be read and interpreted. They are organized according to a rationale which moves from an introduction to the person (the so-called 'personal context') to the contexts of Augustine's works and ideas, starting from the intellectual setting and extending to the socio-political realm. Collectively the essays highlight the embeddedness of Augustine in the world of late antiquity and the interdependence of his discourse with contemporary forms of social life. They shed new light on one of the most important figures of the western canon and facilitate a more enlightened reading of his writings.

    • Maps the contours of the discourse environment in which Augustine's writings were produced and consumed, facilitating contextual reading of Augustine's own works
    • Highlights the embeddedness of Augustine in the world of late antiquity, the interdependence of his discourse with the social forms of life, as well as his sharing of the common 'presupposition pools' with the larger culture, showing that Augustine's writings were the products of the social circumstances of their creation
    • Contains 29 essays that examine various religious, social, and cultural contexts, providing a fuller picture of Augustine and his writings
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    '… the book will be a valuable resource for those seeking knowledge of Augustine’s background.' J. P. Blosser, Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107139107
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Chronological chart
    2. 'Augustine in Context and Augustine on context' Tarmo Toom
    Part I. Life:
    3. Biography in late antiquity Arthur P. Urbano
    4. Augustine on himself Annemareì Kotzeì
    5. Possidius on Augustine Erika T. Hermanowicz
    6. Augustine in Roman North Africa (Thagaste, Carthage) Gareth Sears
    7. Augustine in higher society (Rome and Milan) David Gwynn
    8. Augustine as a Bishop (Hippo) Andrea Sterk
    Part II. Literary and intellectual contexts:
    9. Language James Clackson
    10. Classical literary culture in North Africa Martin Bloomer
    11. Education, grammar, and rhetoric Yun Lee Too
    12. Scripture and biblical commentaries Stephen A. Cooper
    13. Latin Christian literature I (polemical and theological writings) Josef Lössl
    14. Latin Christian literature II (moral and spiritual writings) David Hunter
    15. Letter-writing and preaching Jaclyn Maxwell
    16. Philosophical trends in Augustine's time Giovanni Catapano
    Part III. Religious Contexts:
    17. Roman religion Jeffrey Brodd
    18. Manicheism Nicholas Baker-Brian
    19. Ecclesiological controversies Alden Bass
    20. Soteriological controversies Dominic Keech
    21. Trinitarian controversies Mark Weedman
    22. Monasticism/asceticism Marilyn Dunn
    Part IV. Political, Social, and Cultural Contexts:
    23. Imperial politics and legislation in Roman Africa Dean Hammer
    24. War Alexander Sarantis
    25. Religious violence Despina Iosif
    26. Relationships in Augustine's life Geoffrey Nathan
    27. Popular culture and entertainment Jerry Toner
    Part V. Reception:
    28. Augustine's reception of himself Johannes Brachtendorf
    29. Reception of Augustine during his lifetime Mathijs Lamberigts
    30. Reception of Augustine in Hadrumetum and Southern Gaul Alexander Y. Hwang.

  • Editor

    Tarmo Toom, John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington and Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Tarmo Toom is an Associate Professor of Historical Theology at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington, and a Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He has authored three books and edited two volumes, the latest of them is Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation: The Latin Fathers (Cambridge, 2016). His primary research areas are patristic hermeneutics and philosophy of language (particularly those of Augustine), Trinitarian theology, early Christian creeds, and Constantine. He is a member of the North American Patristics Society and the International Association of Patristic Studies.

    Contributors

    Tarmo Toom, Arthur P. Urbano, Annemareì Kotzeì, Erika T. Hermanowicz, Gareth Sears, David Gwynn, Andrea Sterk, James Clackson, Martin Bloomer, Yun Lee Too, Stephen A. Cooper, Josef Lössl, David Hunter, Jaclyn Maxwell,Giovanni Catapano, Jeffrey Brodd, Nicholas Baker-Brian, Alden Bass, Dominic Keech, Mark Weedman, Marilyn Dunn, Dean Hammer, Alexander Sarantis, Despina Iosif, Geoffrey Nathan, Jerry Toner, Johannes Brachtendorf, Mathijs Lamberigts, Alexander Y. Hwang

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