Friday, 1 May 2015

Charlotte Koeckert: Augustine and Nebridius (epp. 3-14): Two Christian Intellectuals and Their Project of a Philosophical life

Twelve letters are extant from a larger correspondence between Augustine and his friend Nebridius. They offer valuable insights into Augustine's intellectual environment and his social circumstances after his retreat from public life in 386/87 and his return to Africa in 388. The paper analyses how and in which circumstances two Christian intellectuals pursue the project of a philosophical life, and it illuminates in particular the role of letter writing in this process.

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