Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions by Karla Pollmann | 9780199274857 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions

Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions

by Karla Pollmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199274851

ISBN-13: 9780199274857

Pub. Date: 08/11/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Augustine and the Disciplines takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became increasingly aware that an ambivalent attitude towards knowledge and learning was inherent in Christianity. By facing the intellectual challenge posed by

Overview

Augustine and the Disciplines takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became increasingly aware that an ambivalent attitude towards knowledge and learning was inherent in Christianity. By facing the intellectual challenge posed by this tension he arrived at a new theory of how to interpret the Bible correctly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199274857
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/11/2005
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Mark Vessey
I. Honesta studia: classrooms without walls
2. Disciplines of discipleship in late antique education: Augustine and Gregory Nazianzen, Neil McLynn
3. The duty of a teacher: liminality and disciplina in Augustine's De Ordine, Catherine Conybeare
II. Disciplinarum libri: the canon in question
4. Augustine's disciplines: silent diutius Musae Varronis?, Danuta R. Shanzer
5. Divination and the disciplines of knowledge according to Augustine, William E. Klingshirn
6. The vocabulary of the liberal arts in Augustine's Confessions, Philip Burton
III. Doctrina Christiana: beyond the disciplines
7. The grammarian's spoils: De Doctrina Christiana and the contexts of literary education, Catherine M. Chin
8. Augustine's critique of dialectic: between Ambrose and the Arians, Stefan Hessbruggen-Walter
9. Augustine's hermeneutics as a universal discipline?, Karla Pollmann

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