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Augustine's Intellectual Conversion: The Journey from by Brian Dobell

By Brian Dobell

This booklet examines Augustine's highbrow conversion from Platonism to Christianity, as defined at Confessions 7.9.13–21.27. it's extensively assumed that this happened in the summertime of 386, presently prior to Augustine's volitional conversion within the backyard at Milan. Brian Dobell argues, even if, that Augustine's highbrow conversion didn't ensue until eventually the mid-390s, and develops this declare through evaluating Confessions 7.9.13–21.27 with a couple of vital passages and topics from Augustine's early writings. He hence invitations the reader to contemplate anew the matter of Augustine's conversion in 386: used to be it to Platonism or Christianity? His unique and critical examine could be of curiosity to a variety of readers within the historical past of philosophy and the historical past of theology.

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