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Augustine and Tradition
Influences, Contexts, Legacy
HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 11/23/2021
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7699-7
Price: $ 80.00
496 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.125 x 9.25
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An indispensable resource for those looking to understand Augustine’s place in religious and cultural heritage 

Augustine towers over Western life, literature, and culture—both sacred and secular. His ideas permeate conceptions of the self from birth to death and have cast a long shadow over subsequent Christian thought. But as much as tradition has sprung from Augustinian roots, so was Augustine a product of and interlocutor with traditions that preceded and ran contemporary to his life. 

This extensive volume examines and evaluates Augustine as both a receiver and a source of tradition. The contributors—all distinguished Augustinian scholars influenced by J. Patout Burns and interested in furthering his intellectual legacy—survey Augustine’s life and writings in the context of North African tradition, philosophical and literary traditions of antiquity, the Greek patristic tradition, and the tradition of Augustine’s Latin contemporaries. These various pieces, when assembled, tell a comprehensive story of Augustine’s significance, both then and now.

Table of Contents

Part One: Augustine and the North African Tradition
     1. Augustine Reading Genesis in Confessiones 11–12: A Case Study in Hermeneutical Rhetoric (Michael Cameron)
     2. Augustine and the North African/Western Liturgical Tradition: Liturgy and Reading Practices (Andrew McGowan)
     3. Augustine and Tertullian (Geoffrey Dunn)
     4. Augustine and the North African/Western Martyriological Tradition (William Tabbernee)
     5. Augustine and Optatus of Milev (Alden Bass)
Part Two: Augustine and the Philosophical and Literary Tradition
     6. “As If a More Sublime Teaching”: Augustine and the Platonists (John Peter Kenney)
     7. Augustine and Porphyry (Thomas Clemmons)
     8. Anatomy of a Memorial: Augustine and the End of Classical Ethics (James Wetzel)
     9. Augustine and the Classical Latin Literary Tradition (Dennis Trout)
Part Three: Augustine and the Greek Patristic Tradition
     10. Augustine’s Reception of Origen (Joseph Trigg)
     11. Augustine and the Cappadocians: Augustine’s Anti-Pelagian Reception of Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus (Mark Del Cogliano)
Part Four: Augustine and His Latin Contemporaries/Successors
     12. Augustine and Marius Victorinus (Stephen Cooper)
     13. “Ambrose, My Teacher!”: The Ambrosian Augustine (John Cavadini)
     14. Augustine and Ambrosiaster (Theodore de Bruyn)
     15. Augustine’s Enchiridion 26.100 and the Ninth-Century Predestination Debate (Brian Matz)