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The Resource Memory in Augustine's theological anthropology, Paige E. Hochschild

Memory in Augustine's theological anthropology, Paige E. Hochschild

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Memory in Augustine's theological anthropology
Title
Memory in Augustine's theological anthropology
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Paige E. Hochschild
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Language
eng
Summary
Memory is the least studied dimension of Augustine's psychological trinity of memory-intellect-will. This book explores the theme of 'memory' in Augustine's works, tracing its philosophical and theological significance. The first part explores the philosophical history of memory in Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus. The second part shows how Augustine inherits this theme and treats it in his early writings. The third and final part seeks to show how Augustine's theologicalunderstanding of Christ draws on and resolves tensions in the theme of memory. The place of memory in the theological anthropology of Augustine has its roots in the Platonic epistemological tradition. Augustine actively engages with this tradition in his early writings in a manner that is both philosophically sophisticated and doctrinally consistent with his later, more overtly theological writings. From the Cassiacum dialogues through De musica, Augustine points to the central importance of memory: he examines the power of the soul as something thatmediates sense perception and understanding, while explicitly deferring a more profound treatment of it until Confessions and De trinitate. In these two texts, memory is the foundation for the location of the Imago Dei in the mind. It becomes the basis for the spiritual experience of the embodied creature, and asource of the profound anxiety that results from the sensed opposition of human time and divine time (aeterna ratio). This tension is contained and resolved, to a limited extent, in Augustine's Christology, in the ability of a paradoxical incarnation to unify the temporal and the eternal (in Confessions 11 and 12), and the life of faith (scientia) with the promised contemplation of the divine (sapientia, in De trinitate 12-14)
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Hochschild, Paige E
Dewey number
128/.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford early Christian studies
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  • Augustine
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory
  • Theological anthropology
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Memory in Augustine's theological anthropology, Paige E. Hochschild
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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9780199643028
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Label
Memory in Augustine's theological anthropology, Paige E. Hochschild
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn805127319
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199643028
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)805127319

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