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Perfection of Memory in the Vision of God: <i>De trinitate</i>

Paige E. Hochschild

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/9780199643028.003.0013

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Perfection of Memory in the Vision of God: De trinitate

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This long chapter focusses on De Trinitate, with particular emphasis on books 12-14. Attention is paid to the over-arching argument of a complicated text, but the focus is on memory and the abiding centrality of the image-trinity that is founded in the same: the human soul as memory, intellect and will. The epistemological role of sense perception comes to the fore again, and the centrality of the Incarnation brings the more abstract trinitarian speculation into focus: faith in the true mediator gives access to the divine life that unites the temporal and the eternal.

Keywords: De Trinitate; memory; intellect; will; faith; Incarnation; body; scientia; sapientia; love

Chapter.  15856 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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