Augustine's Intellectual Conversion Hardback

The Journey from Platonism to Christianity

by Brian Dobell;

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Augustine's Intellectual Conversion

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This book examines Augustine's intellectual conversion from Platonism to Christianity, as described at Confessions 7.9.13-21.27. It is widely assumed that this occurred in the summer of 386, shortly before Augustine's volitional conversion in the garden at Milan. Brian Dobell argues, however, that Augustine's intellectual conversion did not occur until the mid 390s, and develops this claim by comparing Confessions 7.9.13-21.27 with a number of important passages and themes from Augustine's early writings. He thus invites the reader to consider anew the problem of Augustine's conversion in 386: was it to Platonism or Christianity? His original and important study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the history of philosophy and the history of theology.

Augustine's Intellectual Conversion by Brian Dobell was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2009. The ISBN for Augustine's Intellectual Conversion is 9780521513395.

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Details for Augustine's Intellectual Conversion

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2009)
Number of Pages270
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3084935
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