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Introduction to Memory: <i>Confessiones</i> 10

Paige E. Hochschil

in Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199643028
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191745416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.003.0010

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Introduction to Memory: Confessiones 10

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The tenth book of Confessions includes the first text wholly and primarily concerned with memory; previous chapters affirm the originality of Augustine’s work in this text even as they demand that the reader appreciate the rich context of Augustine’s use of memory. The tenth book provides key ideas and arguments, but in terms of the argument of Confessions it is merely a preamble to the richer scope of memory laid out in the eleventh book. The conflict between the memory-intellect and the will in the moral life points to the fulfillment of personal reintegration in Augustine’s mature incarnational theology.

Keywords: Confessions; memory; intellect; will; mediator; truth; God; imago Dei; notiones

Chapter.  7881 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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