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Saint Augustine and R. P. H. Green

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263340

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0198263341.001.0001

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Liber Primus

Liber Primus

(p.12) Liber Primus
De Doctrina Christiana
R. P. H. Green
Oxford University Press

The interpretation of scripture depends on discovery and presentation; Augustine takes discovery first. All teaching is teaching of either things (including God, the supreme thing) or signs. Some things are to be enjoyed, some used; and much of this book is concerned with matters of ethics as he attempts to map this distinction onto the commands to love God and one's neighbour, the purpose of scripture being to build up this ‘double love’.

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