skip to content
Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters

Author: Jennifer Ebbeler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a letter exchange. It reads these letters with close attention to conventional epistolary norms and practices, in an effort to identify innovative features of Augustine's epistolary practice. In particular, it  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Aurelius Augustinus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ebbeler
ISBN: 9780195372564 0195372565
OCLC Number: 560551206
Description: xii, 254 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Corrective correspondences --
Augustine's epistolary corpus --
Caveat lector --
Latin prose epistolography --
Interpreting Augustine's correspondence --
A note on terminology --
Rebuke, friendship, and community --
Experiments in epistolary correction --
The honeyed sword : rebuking Jerome --
The Donatists and the limits of the corrective correspondence --
The retrospective correction of Pelagius --
The paper trail.
Series Title: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Responsibility: Jennifer V. Ebbeler.
More information:

Abstract:

"Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a letter exchange. It reads these letters with close attention to conventional epistolary norms and practices, in an effort to identify innovative features of Augustine's epistolary practice. In particular, it notes and analyzes Augustine's adaptation of the traditionally friendly letter exchange to the correction of perceived error in the Christian community. In transforming the practice of letter exchange into a tool of correction, Augustine draws on both the classical philosophical tradition and also scripture. His particular innovation is his insistence that this process of correction can-and often must-be done in the potentially public form of a letter exchange rather than in the privacy of a face-to-face conversation. This is particularly true when the perceived error is one that has the potential to jeopardize the salvation of the entire Christian community. In offering epistolary correction, and requesting reciprocal correction from his correspondents, Augustine treats his practice of letter exchange as a performance of Christian caritas. Indeed, in his view, the friendliest correspondence was that which was concerned solely with preserving the salvation of the participants. In recognizing Augustine's commitment to the corrective correspondence and thus reading his letters with attention to their corrective function, we gain new insights into the complicated dynamics of Augustine's relationships with Jerome, Paulinus of Nola, the Donatists, and Pelagius."--Publisher's description.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

there is a real sense that Ebbeler has herself engaged in an extended dialogue with Augustine and come to know his epistolary eccentricities just as well as a Jerome or Paulinus. She treats these Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560551206> # Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "560551206" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/66806872> ; # Saint Bishop of Hippo Augustine
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/894861> ; # Discipling (Christianity)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Topic/discipling_christianity_history_to_1500> ; # Discipling (Christianity)--History--To 1500
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BR1720> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/996779> ; # Letters
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Person/augustine_saint_bishop_of_hippo> ; # Saint Bishop of Hippo. Augustine
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/270.2092/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Event/to_1500> ; # To 1500
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Topic/disziplinierung> ; # Disziplinierung
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/107943497> ; # Jennifer Ebbeler
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/431531307> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Series/oxford_studies_in_late_antiquity> ; # Oxford studies in late antiquity.
   schema:name "Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters"@en ;
   schema:productID "560551206" ;
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/560551206#Review/-409833240> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195372564> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/560551206> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Person/augustine_saint_bishop_of_hippo> # Saint Bishop of Hippo. Augustine
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:givenName "Augustine" ;
   schema:name "Saint Bishop of Hippo. Augustine" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Series/oxford_studies_in_late_antiquity> # Oxford studies in late antiquity.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560551206> ; # Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters
   schema:name "Oxford studies in late antiquity." ;
   schema:name "Oxford studies in late antiquity" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/431531307#Topic/discipling_christianity_history_to_1500> # Discipling (Christianity)--History--To 1500
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89004619> ;
   schema:name "Discipling (Christianity)--History--To 1500"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/894861> # Discipling (Christianity)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Discipling (Christianity)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/996779> # Letters
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Letters"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/107943497> # Jennifer Ebbeler
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Ebbeler" ;
   schema:givenName "Jennifer" ;
   schema:name "Jennifer Ebbeler" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66806872> # Saint Bishop of Hippo Augustine
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:givenName "Augustine" ;
   schema:name "Saint Bishop of Hippo Augustine" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195372564>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0195372565" ;
   schema:isbn "9780195372564" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/560551206#Review/-409833240>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560551206> ; # Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters
   schema:reviewBody ""Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a letter exchange. It reads these letters with close attention to conventional epistolary norms and practices, in an effort to identify innovative features of Augustine's epistolary practice. In particular, it notes and analyzes Augustine's adaptation of the traditionally friendly letter exchange to the correction of perceived error in the Christian community. In transforming the practice of letter exchange into a tool of correction, Augustine draws on both the classical philosophical tradition and also scripture. His particular innovation is his insistence that this process of correction can-and often must-be done in the potentially public form of a letter exchange rather than in the privacy of a face-to-face conversation. This is particularly true when the perceived error is one that has the potential to jeopardize the salvation of the entire Christian community. In offering epistolary correction, and requesting reciprocal correction from his correspondents, Augustine treats his practice of letter exchange as a performance of Christian caritas. Indeed, in his view, the friendliest correspondence was that which was concerned solely with preserving the salvation of the participants. In recognizing Augustine's commitment to the corrective correspondence and thus reading his letters with attention to their corrective function, we gain new insights into the complicated dynamics of Augustine's relationships with Jerome, Paulinus of Nola, the Donatists, and Pelagius."--Publisher's description." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.