Chapter

Praefatio

Edited by R. P. H. Green

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263340
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263341.003.0001

Series: Oxford Early Christian Texts

Praefatio

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There is a short but significant preface in which Augustine seeks to meet criticisms of his attempt to set out helpful rules for the interpretation of scripture. He insists that the teaching and learning of such rules are both useful and necessary, and compares his function to the teacher of the alphabet who enables people to read.

Keywords: Cicero; curriculum; education; love; rhetoric; scripture; signs; Tyconius; discovery; ethics; love; presentation; signs; teaching; canon; curriculum; disciplines; knowledge; languages; signs; figures of speech; hermeneutic; manuscripts; metaphor; punctuation; signs; Tyconius; Cicero; presentation; rhetoric; style; theory; wisdom

Chapter.  3477 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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