A Companion to Augustine by Mark Vessey (ed)

By Mark Vessey (ed)

A significant other to Augustine offers a clean choice of scholarship via top teachers with a brand new method of contextualizing Augustine and his works in the multi-disciplinary box of overdue Antiquity, displaying Augustine as either a made of the cultural forces of his instances and a cultural strength in his personal right.

  • Discusses the existence and works of Augustine inside of their complete old context, instead of privileging the theological context
  • Presents Augustine’s lifestyles, works and top principles within the cultural context of the overdue Roman international, supplying a colourful and fascinating feel of Augustine in motion in his personal time and position
  • Opens up a brand new part of analysis on Augustine, delicate to the various and sundry views of scholarship on past due Roman tradition
  • State-of-the-art essays by way of major lecturers during this field

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–7): Mark Vessey
Chapter 2 Political historical past (pages 9–23): Christopher Kelly
Chapter three Cultural Geography (pages 24–39): William E. Klingshirn
Chapter four spiritual Sociology (pages 40–53): Eric Rebillard
Chapter five Spes Saeculi (pages 55–68): R. S. O. Tomlin
Chapter 6 Love and Belonging, Loss and Betrayal within the Confessions (pages 69–86): Kate Cooper
Chapter 7 The Confessions as Autobiography (pages 87–98): Paula Fredriksen
Chapter eight examining the Confessions (pages 99–110): Catherine Conybeare
Chapter nine Augustine and Language (pages 111–124): Philip Burton
Chapter 10 Augustine's info Circuits (pages 125–137): Claire Sotinel
Chapter eleven Augustine and Roman Public Spectacles (pages 138–150): Richard Lim
Chapter 12 Augustine and Books (pages 151–157): man G. Stroumsa
Chapter thirteen Augustine and the Latin Classics (pages 159–174): Danuta Shanzer
Chapter 14 Augustine and the Philosophers (pages 175–187): Sarah Byers
Chapter 15 Augustine and the Books of the Manicheans (pages 188–199): Johannes van Oort
Chapter sixteen Augustine and Scripture (pages 200–214): Michael Cameron
Chapter 17 Augustine and His Christian Predecessors (pages 215–226): Mark Edwards
Chapter 18 Augustine as a Reader of His Christian Contemporaries (pages 227–239): Michael Stuart Williams
Chapter 19 Augustine one of the Writers of the Church (pages 240–254): Mark Vessey
Chapter 20 thinker: Augustine in Retirement (pages 255–269): Gillian Clark
Chapter 21 Conversationalist and advisor: Augustine in discussion (pages 270–283): Therese Fuhrer
Chapter 22 Mystic and Monk: Augustine and the non secular existence (pages 284–296): John Peter Kenney
Chapter 23 Preacher: Augustine and His Congregation (pages 297–309): Hildegund Muller
Chapter 24 Administrator: Augustine in His Diocese (pages 310–322): Neil B. McLynn
Chapter 25 Controversialist: Augustine in strive against (pages 323–335): Caroline Humfress
Chapter 26 Augustine at the Will (pages 337–352): James Wetzel
Chapter 27 Augustine at the physique (pages 353–364): David G. Hunter
Chapter 28 Augustine on Friendship and Orthodoxy (pages 365–374): Stefan Rebenich
Chapter 29 Augustine at the Church (Against the Donatists) (pages 375–385): Alexander Evers
Chapter 30 Augustine at the Statesman and the 2 towns (pages 386–397): Robert Dodaro
Chapter 31 Augustine on Scripture and the Trinity (pages 398–415): Sabine MacCormack
Chapter 32 Augustine on Redemption (pages 416–427): Lewis Ayres
Chapter 33 Augustine's Works in flow (pages 429–449): Clemens Weidmann
Chapter 34 Augustine within the Latin West, 430–ca. 900 (pages 450–464): Conrad Leyser
Chapter 35 Augustine within the Western heart a long time to the Reformation (pages 465–477): Eric L. Saak
Chapter 36 The Reception of Augustine in glossy Philosophy (pages 478–491): Johannes Brachtendorf
Chapter 37 Augustine and Postmodernism (pages 492–504): John D. Caputo
Chapter 38 Envoi (pages 505–515): James J. O'Donnell

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Jerome on the origins of the soul. Almost always there are interlocutors at hand. One model for such visions of Augustine in conversation would have been the Confessions. In illustrated manuscripts of that work from the later Middle Ages we find depictions of its protagonist listening to Bishop Ambrose preach, hearing the priest Simplicianus tell the story of the conversion of Marius Victorinus, relaying to Alypius a narrative heard from Ponticianus, debating with friends at Cassiciacum, disputing with Faustus the Manichean, and then, hors texte as it were, presenting a copy of the finished Confessions to Christ himself.

18, Michael Stuart Williams), in whose company he came at length to see the Christian writer that he himself had become (Ch. 19, Mark Vessey). While Part IV concentrates on Augustine’s subjective experience in his various encounters with texts, Part V (Performances) takes a more objective stance, presenting a gallery of the figures that his companions and contemporaries would have seen him cut, in his own texts and in his other appearances. The coverage in this case is at once partly serial – with the Confessions continuing to supply support for a developmental or 6 Introduction: Augustine and Company “conversional” narrative – and largely parallel, since Augustine as bishop combined several roles, most of them already rehearsed under other circumstances before he started doing that job.

Nat. bon. Nat. et grat. Nupt. et conc. Op. mon. Ord. Mend. Retr. 60 Retr. 27 Retr. 1 CCSL 29 PL 42 Retr. 3 Retr. 21 Retr. 53 Retr. 2 PL 44 CSEL 60 Retr. 11 PL 32 On the Nature of the Good Retr. 9 On Music On the Catholic and the Retr. 7 Manichean Ways of Life Against Lying Against Maximinus, an Arian On Lying Maximinum Arianum, Contra mendacio, De C. Max. On the Teacher magistro, De Mag. 18 The Works of Augustine xxxi praedestinatione sanctorum, De praesentia Dei, De Priscillianistas, Contra Psalmus contra partem Donati Quaestiones in Heptateuchum Praed.

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