Chapter

Introduction

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199765935
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895168 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

Introduction

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This chapter introduces the reader to Augustine of Hippo and his varied reception in the long sixteenth century. It explains the aims, scope, and organization of the book and situates its main arguments in the context of recent research in the fields of Reformation history (including the confessionalization paradigm, the concept of Augustinianism and recent studies of the reception of the Church fathers), Renaissance Humanism, and the history of reading.

Keywords: Augustine of Hippo; Augustinianism; Reformation; Counter-Reformation; confessionalization; Renaissance Humanism; history of reading

Chapter.  3313 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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