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Liber Tertius

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/10.1093/0198263341.003.0004

Series: Oxford Early Christian Texts

Liber Tertius

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Augustine turns from unknown signs to ambiguous signs. How can the Christian reader resolve uncertainty? This may be due to difficulties of punctuation, difficult words, unclear manuscript readings, or figures of speech. An even greater problem, especially in the Old Testament, is that of distinguishing between literal and metaphorical expressions. The book finishes with an attempt to approach such matters systematically using the hermeneutic rules of the Donatist Tyconius.

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.  24818 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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