Summer 386, Milan

George Lawless

in Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198267416
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683244 | DOI:

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Summer 386, Milan

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By the time he resigned his professorship at Milan in August 386, Augustine was a churchgoer deeply impressed with the preaching of Ambrose. As a professor of rhetoric, he had listened to the bishop several times, at first paying attention to the preacher's delivery of the gospel, but eventually he became more and more attracted to the gospel of delivery. Augustine describes Pontician and his colleague. There is no doubt about Augustine's decision to serve God when he resigned his teaching position. There is also no reason to fault Augustine's memory or to suggest that he invested seruus dei, deo seruiens, and kindred words with an ascetic/monastic meaning which they did not possess some ten years previously as these events were taking place. It is a matter of interest that prior to his composition of the Confessions, Augustine's writings were ‘astonishingly silent’ and reveal ‘an incredible indifference to Rom. 13:13–14’. In line with this, the second part of this chapter discusses the Romans 13:13–14.

Keywords: Augustine; Romans; Summer 386; Milan; Confessions

Chapter.  8229 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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