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Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ: Teaching, Rhetoric, and Reception

Gerald O’Collins, SJ


Despite the enormous amount of secondary literature on St Augustine of Hippo, this is the first book to examine what he taught about the personal resurrection of Jesus Christ. Augustine expounded Christ’s resurrection, not in an explicit treatise, but in his Answer to Faustus a Manichean, City of God, Expositions of the Psalms, letters, sermons, and The Trinity. This monograph examines what Augustine held about the centrality of Christ’s resurrection for faith, his risen existence, and his mediatory role as the risen and ascended High Priest who functions as the invisible minister of the sacra ... More

Keywords: ascension, Augustine, Christ, creation, faith, resurrection, rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198799542
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O’Collins, SJ, author
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne