Paying attention to what a church fathers do not say. Augustine's hermeneutics, his fear of judges and his aversion to the concept of fortuna in his Retractationes

Paul van Geest, A. Dupont (Editor), G. Partoens (Editor)

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Abstract

Augustine’s strongly critical attitude towards his own intellectual and existential development is evident not only in the Confessiones. His capacity for critical self-reflection is also apparent in a letter to Marcellinus from 412 (ep. 143,2), in De natura et gratia (415), and in De praedestinatione sanctorum (429)¹. After 426/427, his pursuit of this goal led him to write three treatises, two of which were to become the inspiration for new literary genres. Unfortunately all three works remained incomplete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNos sumus tempora. Studies on Augustine and his reception offered to Mathijs Lamberigts
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherPeeters Publishers
Pages299-314
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

SeriesBibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium

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