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Controversialist: Augustine in combat

Humfress, Caroline (2012) Controversialist: Augustine in combat. In: Vessey, M. (ed.) A Companion to Augustine. Hoboken, U.S.: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 323-335. ISBN 9781405159463.

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Book synopsis: A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right. *Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context. *Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time and place. *Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to the many and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Roman culture. *State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field.

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Augustine in combat, the controversialist, Jerome, lampooning his opponents, in biting satire, reading Augustine as the controversialist, varying from Jerome, Augustine, “a career overburdened with controversy”, rhetorical codes, in late antique controversy, Augustine's polemical works, and written text, Pelagian controversy, and oral condemnation, Augustine's new rules of engagement, “Force” of Augustine's words
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Caroline Humfress
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 07:42
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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