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Saint Augustine"s Platonism

Robert J. O"Connell

Saint Augustine"s Platonism

by Robert J. O"Connell

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Published by Augustinian Institute, Villanova University in Villanova, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Augustine, -- Saint, Bishop of Hippo,
  • Platonists.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 30-61.

    StatementRobert J. O"Connell.
    SeriesThe Saint Augustine lecture -- 1981, Saint Augustine lecture series, Saint Augustine and the Augustinian tradition -- 1981..
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 64 p. ;
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18272403M
    ISBN 10877230404

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    UGUSTINE was surely the main conduit whereby late Hellenistic metaphysics, in the version we call ‘neoplatonism,’ passed into the Latin West and coloured the whole of mediæval philosophy; it is hard to overestimate its influence or to overstate Augus-tine’s role in passing it along.1 Likewise, neoplatonic metaphysics had anFile Size: KB.   In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his /5(3).


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A summary of Book III in St. Augustine's Confessions. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Confessions and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

[1] Aurelius Augustine, The City of God, Book 8, Chapter 13; Platonists preferred this name over the Academics because of their love for their master teacher Plato. [2] Aurelius Augustine, The City of God [3] Phillip Schaff, Nicene & Port Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, Edited by Phillip 1.

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Christianity and Neo-Platonism ( ) At this time Augustine began to “keep company with an ‘intellectual’ circle in which pagans and Christians mingled.” Lancel call this the ‘Millanese circle’ and it included both pagan and Christian dignitaries and philosophers.

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The digit and digit formats both work. Author: Robert J. O'Connell. [II] Book Saint Augustines Platonism book ends with a consideration of the peer pressure on which Augustine partly blames the theft of the pears.

The main lesson he takes from this is that "friendship can be a dangerous enemy, a seduction of the mind." Like love, it must be subjected to reason if it is to be truly good. Previous section Book I Next section Book III.

Augustine's Influences: Neo-Platonism Neo-Platonism has its roots in Platonism, the philosophy outlined by the Greek philosopher Plato (died B.C.). One of the distinguishing features of Platonism is its assertion that the visible, tangible forms of the physical world.

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Neoplatonism was a major influence on Christian theology throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in the West. This was due to St. Augustine of Hippo, who was influenced by the early Neoplatonists Plotinus and Porphyry, as well as the works of the Christian writer Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, who was influenced by later Neoplatonists, such as Proclus and Damascius.

Saint Augustine Essays Words | 3 Pages. Saint Augustine Saint Augustine, b. Nov. 13,d. Aug. 28,was one of the foremost philosopher-theologians of early Christianity and, while serving () as bishop of Hippo Regius, the leading figure in the church of North Africa.

Summary. In Book XII, Augustine seeks to quell the diversity of opinions about the interpretation of the book of Genesis. In this Book he concentrates on the most literary and intense kind of exegesis - the use of language. He admits that there is more than one true interpretation of language (for he has accepted figurative interpretation, which, by its very nature, must have more than one.

Summary and Analysis Book 7: Chapters Augustine describes his attempts to think about the nature of God.

He still conceives of God as a kind of matter, like air or water, filling the spaces of the universe. Nebridius has already proposed a convincing argument against the dualist mythology of the Manichees: If God can be harmed by evil.

Aurelius Augustinus, commonly know as St. Augustine, was one of the most influential philosophers and theologians in world history. Although Augustine lived and wrote more than years after the philosopher Plato, the ancient Greek and his followers heavily.

GREAT BOOKS Wallin. AUGUSTINE AND PLATONISM (by Gillian Clark, from pages of the introduction to her Cambridge Latin edition of Confessions, Books I-IV). After he became a Manichaean, Augustine continued to read philosophy, but was hampered by having a small range of books and by not knowing much Greek.

The City of God, opening text, manuscript c. Augustine of Hippo. De ciuitate Dei contra paganos. Christian philosophy, Christian theology, Neoplatonism. Publication date. Completed work published AD. #N#Part of a series on. Augustine of Hippo.

Saint Augustine of Hippo in. The Four Doctors of the Western Church. Invisible : Augustine of Hippo. Augustine's recourse to the thoughts available to him in "some books of the Platonists" in Book 7 of the Confessions has two effects: A) it broaches the issue of the relation of philosophy to theology and to faith in general and in Christianity in particular; B) it is presented as File Size: 39KB.

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H Armstrong. So before we even get to Augustine, we must get a good picture of Plotinus and Neo-Platonism. Almost all we know about Plotinus comes from his disciple Porphyry of Tyre ( – ), who gathered, edited, shaped and published Plotinus’ many long and complex discourses into a collection known as The Enneads.

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This book rises out of Dr. Wayne Hankey’s Aquinas Lecture at the University of Dallas. It explains the Neoplatonic structure and doctrine of St.

Thomas’s treatment of God in the Summa theologiae with the aim of showing that his doctrine of being is at root both Trinitarian and incarnational. He finally describes the thirty-second year of his age, the most memorable of his whole life, in which, being instructed by Simplicianus concerning the conversion of others, and the manner of acting, he is, after a severe struggle, renewed in his whole mind, and is converted unto God.Another similarity they both share is the position of life is really death.

To them the afterlife is the heaven or paradise and earth is just preparing us to get there. Plato describes that life on earth is to prepare the soul for existence in the afterlife. Saint Augustine shares a similar view in that who knows where people and bodies came from.10/10/17 Book Review Augustine, Confessions Book Review At its most basic, an autobiography is the story of a person's life, written by that person.

However St. Augustine's Confessions is not the run of the mill autobiography, in many circles it is said that Augustine invented the .