Cambridge University Press (2009)

Abstract
This book examines Augustine's intellectual conversion from Platonism to Christianity, as described at Confessions 7.9.13–21.27. It is widely assumed that this occurred in the summer of 386, shortly before Augustine's volitional conversion in the garden at Milan. Brian Dobell argues, however, that Augustine's intellectual conversion did not occur until the mid-390s, and develops this claim by comparing Confessions 7.9.13–21.27 with a number of important passages and themes from Augustine's early writings. He thus invites the reader to consider anew the problem of Augustine's conversion in 386: was it to Platonism or Christianity? His original and important study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the history of philosophy and the history of theology.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2010, 2012
Buy this book $29.13 new (23% off)   $39.50 used   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 110740424X   9780511687433   0521513391   9780521513395   9781107404243
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,192
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Augustine’s Ostia Revisited: A Plotinian or Christian Ascent in Confessiones 9?Anthony Dupont & Mateusz Stróżyński - 2018 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79 (1-2):80-104.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Paul and Augustine's retrospective self : The relevance of Epistula XXII.Felix Baffour Asiedu - 2001 - Revue d' Etudes Augustiniennes Et Patristiques 47 (1):145-164.
Language in the Confessions of Augustine.Philip Burton - 2007 - Oxford University Press UK.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-09-10

Total views
0

Recent downloads (6 months)
0

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes