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Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul

Matthew Drever


This study of Augustine takes its orientation from the set of contemporary theological and philosophical problems associated with post-Enlightenment conceptions of the human being and critiques of religion. Augustine is an intriguing case study because while he has convictions at odds with our post-Enlightenment context, his anthropology also has a surprising resonance today. In Augustine we find a conception of the human person that is fluid, tenuous, prone to great good and great vice, and influenced deeply by language, history, and society. In a post-Enlightenment context where there is no ... More

Keywords: Augustine, soul, deification, creation, image of God, ex nihilo, salvation, Christ, Trinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199916337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Drever, author
University of Tulsa