Chapter

<i>Theology for Lunch</i>

Catherine Conybeare

in The Irrational Augustine

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199262083
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603761 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019926208x.003.0004

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Theology for Lunch

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This chapter explores the ways in which Augustine uses the flexibility of his genre. The starting point is a simple one: the fact that he chooses to include his mother Monnica in these works. This leads to the following questions: such as Why did he include his mother? What is her function in the dialogues? And what are the theological implications of the role she performs?

Keywords: Augustine; philosophical dialogues; mother; Monnica

Chapter.  13677 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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