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The Resource Christ meets me everywhere : Augustine's early figurative exegesis, Michael Cameron

Christ meets me everywhere : Augustine's early figurative exegesis, Michael Cameron

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Christ meets me everywhere : Augustine's early figurative exegesis
Title
Christ meets me everywhere
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Augustine's early figurative exegesis
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Michael Cameron
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Language
eng
Summary
Most readers first encounter Augustine's love for Scripture's words in the many biblical allusions of his masterwork, the Confessions. Augustine does not merely quote texts, but in many ways makes Scripture itself tell the story. In his journey from darkness to light, Augustine becomes Adam in the Garden of Eden, the Prodigal Son of Jesus' parable, and the Pauline double personality at once devoted to and rebellious against God's law. Throughout he speaks the words of the Psalms as if he had written them. Crucial to Augustine's self-portrayal is his skill at transposing himself into the texts. He sees their properties and dynamics as his own, and by extension, every believing reader's own. In Christ Meets Me Everywhere, Michael Cameron argues that Augustine wanted to train readers of Scripture to transpose themselves into the texts in the same way he did, by the same process of figuration that he found at Scripture's core. Augustine discovered this skill by learning to read Scripture as a work of divine rhetoric that mirrors the humility of the human Christ who forms humble readers to ascend its spiritual heights. Tracking Augustine's developing skill in reading Scripture's figures as microcosms of the history of salvation during the first fifteen years of his Christian life, Cameron shows how Christ's self-transposition into Scripture's readers became the key to Augustine's hermeneutics
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contains biographical information
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Cameron, Michael
Dewey number
220.6092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in historical theology
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Augustine
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Christ meets me everywhere : Augustine's early figurative exegesis, Michael Cameron
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Ask, Seek, Knock: Approaching Augustine's Figurative Reading -- PART ONE: Novice: Rhetor, Convert, Seeker of Wisdom (386-391) -- Eureka! in Milan: When Ambrose Taught Augustine What He Already Knew -- A Thousand Words Is Worth a Picture: The Experiment of On Genesis, Against the Manichees -- Enigma Variations: Playing Hide-and-Seek in the Figurative Reading Framework -- Book Binder: Christ the Glue of Scriptural Unity -- PART TWO: Journeyman: Priest, Apprentice, Student of Paul (391-396) -- Reading Moses in the School of St. Paul: The Apostle and Christology 101 -- Hearing Voices: Christ at Prayer "in the Psalm and on the Cross" -- PART THREE: Master: Teacher, Defender, Pastor of Souls (396-ca. 400) -- High and Low on Jacob's Ladder: Reading Scripture from Both Ends in On Christian Teaching and On Instructing Beginners -- The Old Testament as the First Book of the New: Augustine Figures It Out Against Faustus the Manichee -- Epilogue: The Astounding Exchange
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ocn811405154
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 410 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199876938
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)811405154
Label
Christ meets me everywhere : Augustine's early figurative exegesis, Michael Cameron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Ask, Seek, Knock: Approaching Augustine's Figurative Reading -- PART ONE: Novice: Rhetor, Convert, Seeker of Wisdom (386-391) -- Eureka! in Milan: When Ambrose Taught Augustine What He Already Knew -- A Thousand Words Is Worth a Picture: The Experiment of On Genesis, Against the Manichees -- Enigma Variations: Playing Hide-and-Seek in the Figurative Reading Framework -- Book Binder: Christ the Glue of Scriptural Unity -- PART TWO: Journeyman: Priest, Apprentice, Student of Paul (391-396) -- Reading Moses in the School of St. Paul: The Apostle and Christology 101 -- Hearing Voices: Christ at Prayer "in the Psalm and on the Cross" -- PART THREE: Master: Teacher, Defender, Pastor of Souls (396-ca. 400) -- High and Low on Jacob's Ladder: Reading Scripture from Both Ends in On Christian Teaching and On Instructing Beginners -- The Old Testament as the First Book of the New: Augustine Figures It Out Against Faustus the Manichee -- Epilogue: The Astounding Exchange
Control code
ocn811405154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 410 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199876938
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405154

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