Augustinian Studies

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    Knocking on the Doors of Scripture.Brendan Augustine Baran - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):203-230.
    Several times, when faced with a difficult passage of scripture in Sermones ad populum, Augustine implores his audience, “knock and it shall be opened” (Matt. 7:7c; par. Luke 11:9c). Augustine uses this phrase to stress humility and the human need for God’s activity when interpreting scripture. Studying the archeological record of domestic architecture of locked doors in Roman North Africa elucidates Augustine’s message. Knowledge of the material culture shows that Augustine calls upon Christians to “knock” upon scripture as if it (...)
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    Justin Shaun Coyle, The Beauty of the Trinity: A Reading of the “Summa Halensis”.Aaron M. Canty - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):237-241.
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    Giulio Malavasi, La controversia Pelagiana in oriente.Andrew Chronister - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):260-265.
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    Coleman M. Ford, A Bond Between Souls: Friendship in the Letters of Augustine.Jen Ebbeler - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):248-252.
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    John Doody, Sean Hannan, and Kim Paffenroth, eds. Augustine and Time.Mark Edwards - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):242-247.
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    Noli usque ad mortem: Augustine and the Death Penalty.Hans Feichtinger - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):177-202.
    Scholars do not agree on where Augustine exactly stands regarding capital punishment and whether his position is still relevant for debates today. This paper establishes Augustine’s starting point for his considerations on the death penalty, identifies the scriptural input into his views, both critical and supportive of capital punishment, and, finally, examines how he approaches concrete cases of people facing the death penalty. On this basis, it makes a somewhat new proposal for understanding how Augustine sees capital punishment as legitimate (...)
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    The Composition of De consensu euangelistarum 1 and the Development of Augustine’s Arguments on Paganism.Mattias Gassman - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):157-175.
    A recent study has argued from theological and classicizing parallels that the first, anti-pagan book of Augustine’s De consensu euangelistarum belongs between 406 and 412 CE. This article defends the traditional dating ca. 400–405 CE, implied by Retractationes. Uncertainty over the dating of parallels in De trinitate 1–4 cautions against reliance on theological peculiarities (a variant of John 5:19 and the phrase unitas personae, both otherwise paralleled in the 410s CE or later), while a close review of the patterns of (...)
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    Karol Piotr Kulpa, Tyconius’ Theological Reception of 2 Thessalonians 2:3–12.Francis X. Gumerlock - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):253-256.
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    Shawn Aghajan, Imperial Pilgrims: A Theological Account of Augustine, Empire, and the “Just War on Terror”.Marie Kalb - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):233-236.
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    Michael Lamb, A Commonwealth of Hope: Augustine’s Political Thought.Adam Ployd - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):257-259.
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    Moral Motivation, The Pitfalls of Public Confession, and Another Conversion in Confessions, Book 10.Matthew Robinson - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):131-156.
    This article focuses on the unresolved scholarly question of how Confessiones, book 10 should be interpreted, proposing a new explanation as to how and why the second half of book 10 is critically important to this text. Emphasizing important relations between the introductory chapters and the second half of book 10, the article revisits Augustine’s treatment of ambitio saeculi, interpreted as a state of will, with which author Augustine continues to struggle, even during his act of confessing publicly (i.e., in (...)
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    Mary McDonald and Br. Augustine Jackson, O.C.S.O. Creation’s Song: Excerpts from and Reflections on Expositions of the Psalms by Saint Augustine. [REVIEW]Nathan Scott - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (2):266-268.
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    A.W. Strouse, Form and Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision.Christina M. Carlson - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):125-128.
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    Une allocution d’Augustin pour la fête de Cyprien: s. Denis 15 (313B).François Dolbeau - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):1-22.
    Noting how an hypothesis can turn into a truth simply by being repeated, this article examines carefully the basis for the date normally given for this sermon and the frailty of the textual tradition that is the basis for the Morin edition of this sermon. After a careful analysis of the factors that might help to date it, it is assigned an uncertain date. It remains, however, plausible to think that it was delivered ad mensam Cypriani. The analysis of the (...)
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    Bart J. Koet, The Go-Between: Augustine on Deacons.Jennifer Ebbeler - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):103-105.
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    Johannes Jacobus Knecht, Verus Filius Dei Incarnatus: The Christologies of Paulinus II of Aquileia, Benedict of Aniane, and Agobard of Lyon in the Context of the Felician Controversy.Matthew Bryan Gillis - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):99-102.
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    Gavin Ortlund, Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation: Ancient Wisdom for Current Controversy.Bradley G. Green - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):113-116.
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    Kim Paffenroth, On King Lear, The Confessions, and Human Experience and Nature.Hannibal Hamlin - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):117-121.
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    Benjamin T. Quinn, Christ, The Way: Augustine’s Theology of Wisdom.Miles Hollingworth - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):122-124.
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    Fabio Dalpra and Anders-Christian Jacobson (eds). Explorations in Augustine’s Anthropology.Paul Krause - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):86-89.
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    David Hunter and Jonathan Yates, Augustine and Tradition: Influences, Contexts, and Legacy.Robert McFadden - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):93-98.
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    How St. Augustine Could Love the God in Whom He Believed.Margaret R. Miles - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):23-42.
    St. Augustine, pictured by Western painters holding in his hand his heart blazing with passionate love, consistently and repeatedly insisted―from his earliest writings until close to his death―that the essential characteristic of God is “God is love” (1 John 4:16). Yet he also insisted on the doctrines of original sin and everlasting punishment for the massa damnata. This article will not explore the rationale or semantics of his arguments, nor the detail and nuance of the doctrines of predestination and perseverance. (...)
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    Mark DelCogliano, editor, The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings, Volumes 3 and 4.Adam Ployd - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):90-92.
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    The Place of De magistro in Augustine’s Theology of Words and the Word.Adam Ployd - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):43-56.
    This article investigates the place of De magistro within Augustine’s developing theology of words and the Word through a reverse chronological reading. This is necessary because, despite its emphasis on words, De magistro never refers to Christ as the “Word.” It would be easy, therefore, to see it as unrelated to the theological emphasis on that title in later works such as De trinitate. A reverse chronological reading, however, establishes Augustine’s developing understanding of the relationship between words and the Word (...)
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    From “Mors Pro Summo Munere Desideretur” to “Occidere Se Ipsum”: An Overall Approach to Augustine on Suicide.Oriol Ponsatí-Murlà - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):57-76.
    This article aims to offer an overview of the problem of suicide in Augustine of Hippo, from the anti-Manichean texts of the late 380s CE to De ciuitate dei and the rejoinder to Gaudentium (Contra Gaudentium). A transversal analysis of the evolution of the concept of voluntary death throughout the work of Augustine allows us to identify up to four different conceptions of suicide, each of them corresponding to a rather well-defined chronological period: a philosophical conception, that we find in (...)
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    Nisula, Timo, Anni Maria Laato, and Pablo Irizar, eds. Religious Polemics and Encounters in Late Antiquity: Boundaries, Conversions, and Persuasion.Melvin L. Sensenig - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):106-112.
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    Natalya A. Cherry, Believing into Christ: Relational Faith and Human Flourishing.Trevor Williams - 2023 - Augustinian Studies 54 (1):79-85.
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