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Latin Christian Literature I (polemical and theological writings)

Lossl, Josef ORCID: 2018. Latin Christian Literature I (polemical and theological writings). Toom, Tarmo, ed. Augustine in Context, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 94-101. (10.1017/9781316488409)

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The chapter is part of an edited volume that aims at providing a literary context and background to Augustine of Hippo's authorial activities. It surveys polemical and theological Christian literature in Latin which Augustine of Hippo may have used or to which he may have been exposed when writing his own works. It is divided into three sections: 1. From Tertullian to Lactantius, 2. Milestones of the Latin Fourth Century, 3. Theological and polemical writing during Augustine's own flourishing. The chapter concludes that although Augustine may not have been "a great reader of his Christian contemporaries" (Williams), the literary output of his own time and of the centuries before him is still mirrored in his work to a surprising degree.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Additional Information: This material has been published in Augustine in Context edited by Tarmo Toom. This version is free to view and download for personal use only 6 months after publication. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107139107
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2017
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 14:47

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