Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination

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As a young student in Paris, O'Connell was first enamored of the intriguing artistic imagery of Augustine's works. The imagery continued to impress him as his scholarship continued. Now, after many years of research and regarding study on the topic, a thorough treatment of Augustine's image clustersis revealed in this volume, Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination. That St. Augustine's writings are empowered by use of poetic imagery is of interest to readers of philosophy, theology, as well as language. In ...
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Overview


As a young student in Paris, O'Connell was first enamored of the intriguing artistic imagery of Augustine's works. The imagery continued to impress him as his scholarship continued. Now, after many years of research and regarding study on the topic, a thorough treatment of Augustine's image clustersis revealed in this volume, Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination. That St. Augustine's writings are empowered by use of poetic imagery is of interest to readers of philosophy, theology, as well as language. In this work, Augustine's imagery is used as a basis to shed light on some of his thought which had previously puzzled the scholarly world. Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination is an imperative addition to any philosophical library and a rich reward for all intrigued by his dramatic use of language and metaphor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823213481
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
I Basic Images
1 The Omnia: "All Things" 21
2 Peregrinatio Animae: The Wayfaring Soul 69
3 Fove Precantes, Trinitas: God's Omnipresent Care 95
II Variations on the Peregrinus Image
4 The Peregrine Prodigal 143
5 The Christian Odysseus 174
6 Augustine's "First Conversion": Factus Erectior 197
7 Homecoming to Ithaca 221
8 Deliciosae Lassitudines: Languorous Delights 246
Epilogue: Lines for Future Research 285
Bibliography 293
Indices 297
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