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The Resource Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon, Rollins College

Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon, Rollins College

Label
Augustine and the dialogue
Title
Augustine and the dialogue
Statement of responsibility
Erik Kenyon, Rollins College
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contrary to the scholarly consensus, Augustine and the Dialogue argues that Augustine's dialogues, with their inconclusive debates and dramatic shifts in focus, betray a sophisticated pedagogical method which combines strategies for 'un-learning' and self-reflection with a willingness to proceed via provisional answers. By shifting the focus from doctrinal content to questions of method, Kenyon seeks to reframe scholarly discussions of Augustine's earliest surviving body of works. This approach shows the young Augustine not refuting so much as appropriating Academic skeptical practices. It also shows that the dialogues' few scriptural references, e.g. Wisdom 11:20's 'measure, number, weight', come at key structural points. This helps articulate the dialogues' larger project of cultivating virtue and their approach to philosophy as a form of purification. Augustine is shown to be at home with pluralistic approaches, and Kenyon holds up his methodology as an attractive model for thinking through problems of the liberal academy today
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1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kenyon, Erik
Dewey number
270.2092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Dialogue
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
Label
Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon, Rollins College
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Feb 2018)
Contents
Back to the drawing board -- The pursuit of wisdom: Contra Academicos -- From Plato to Augustine -- The measure of happiness: De Beata Vita -- Godʹs classroom: De Ordine and De Musica -- An advanced course: Soliloquia + De Immortalitate Animae -- Philosophy and Kathartic virtue: De Quantitate Animae -- Piety, pride & the problem of evil: De Libero Arbitrio -- Augustine and the Academy today
Control code
CR9781108525558
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108525558
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108525558
Label
Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon, Rollins College
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Feb 2018)
Contents
Back to the drawing board -- The pursuit of wisdom: Contra Academicos -- From Plato to Augustine -- The measure of happiness: De Beata Vita -- Godʹs classroom: De Ordine and De Musica -- An advanced course: Soliloquia + De Immortalitate Animae -- Philosophy and Kathartic virtue: De Quantitate Animae -- Piety, pride & the problem of evil: De Libero Arbitrio -- Augustine and the Academy today
Control code
CR9781108525558
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108525558
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108525558

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