St Augustine the Algerian

Karla Friedel Lore Pollmann

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St Augustine of Hippo (354-430) represents a bridge spanning cultures, mediating understandings and determining perceptions. He facilitated the introduction of ideas from the Greek East to the Latin West. He set the final stamp on the predominant Christian interpretation of the pagan past. He was the lens through which the Middle Ages viewed Classical Antiquity. As a thinker and as a writer Augustine has a monumental stature. Nevertheless, he wrote in a specific context. This paper discusses both the timelessness and the timeliness of Augustine the Algerian, concentrating on main characteristics of his work and looking at specific strands of his reception in later times.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDuehrkohp and Radicke
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)9783897442092
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameGöttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft - Beihefte


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