Liber Primus

Edited by R. P. H. Green

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263340
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601125 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Texts

Liber Primus

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The interpretation of scripture depends on discovery and presentation; Augustine takes discovery first. All teaching is teaching of either things (including God, the supreme thing) or signs. Some things are to be enjoyed, some used; and much of this book is concerned with matters of ethics as he attempts to map this distinction onto the commands to love God and one's neighbour, the purpose of scripture being to build up this ‘double love’.

Keywords: Cicero; curriculum; education; love; rhetoric; scripture; signs; Tyconius; discovery; ethics; love; presentation; signs; teaching; canon; curriculum; disciplines; knowledge; languages; signs; figures of speech; hermeneutic; manuscripts; metaphor; punctuation; signs; Tyconius; Cicero; presentation; rhetoric; style; theory; wisdom

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Subjects: Early Christianity

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