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The Resource Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon

Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon

Label
Augustine and the dialogue
Title
Augustine and the dialogue
Statement of responsibility
Erik Kenyon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kenyon, Erik
Dewey number
270.2092
Index
index present
LC call number
BR65.A9
LC item number
K3955 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Dialogue
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Augustinus, Aurelius
  • Dialogue
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Dialog
  • Lehren
  • Philosophie
Label
Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 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 and the problem of evil: De libero arbitrio -- Conclusion: Augustine and the academy today
Control code
1010642603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 250 pages
Isbn
9781108422901
Lccn
2017049387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1010642603
Label
Augustine and the dialogue, Erik Kenyon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 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 and the problem of evil: De libero arbitrio -- Conclusion: Augustine and the academy today
Control code
1010642603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 250 pages
Isbn
9781108422901
Lccn
2017049387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1010642603

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