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Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters

Author: Jennifer Ebbeler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges. It reads these correspondences with close attention to conventional epistolary norms and practices, in an effort to identify and analyze Augustine's adaptation of the traditionally friendly letter exchange to the correction of perceived error in the Christian community.
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
History
Records and correspondence
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ebbeler
ISBN: 9780195372564 0195372565 9780199706983 0199706980
OCLC Number: 986885483
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 254 pages).
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.

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Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges. It reads these correspondences with close attention to conventional epistolary norms and practices, in an effort to identify and analyze Augustine's adaptation of the traditionally friendly letter exchange to the correction of perceived error in the Christian community.

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