Augustine and the Disciplines
From Cassiciacum to Confessions
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Augustine and the Disciplines by Karla Pollmann
Book DescriptionAugustine 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. The topics investigated here include: Augustine's changing relationship with the 'disciplines', as he moved from an attempt at their Christianization (in the philosophical dialogues of Cassiciacum) to a radical reshaping of them within a Christian world-view (in the De Doctrina Christiana and Confessiones); the factors that prompted and facilitated his change of perspective; and the ways in which Augustine's evolving theory reflected contemporary trends in Christian pedagogy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199230044
(215mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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. This book includes Augustine's changing relationship with the 'disciplines', as he moved from an attempt at their Christianization to a radical reshaping of them within a Christian world-view.
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Author Biography - Karla Pollmann
Karla Polmann is Professor of Classics and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Reading. Mark Vessey is Professor of English, University of British Columbia.
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