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Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Michael Cameron


This book studies the earliest biblical reading practices of Augustine of Hippo (354–430), the greatest of the Latin Church Fathers. As a Manichee he had dismissed the Scriptures of ancient Israel as crudely written and unspiritual. But when Ambrose of Milan suggested that familiar rhetorical devices were at work in them, he began to read the Old and New Testaments together figuratively as a single Book. That breakthrough catalyzed his return to Catholicism. Augustine's earliest works searched Scripture for a philosophically oriented spiritual understanding. But when surprise ordination made h ... More

Keywords: Hermeneutics, Manichees, Old Testament, rhetoric, crucified Christ, mediator, impersonation, spiritual ladder, unity of Scripture, transfiguration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751297
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Cameron, author
University of Portland