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Augustine: Spiritual Centaur?

H. examines whether Augustine's mystical experiences are a combination of Neoplatonic and Christian elements. H. concludes that A. is not a "spiritual centaur", but that the mystical elements of Plotinus and Porphyry are placed "within a matrix of Christian belief", H.'s conclusions, while eminently correct, are largely an amalgam of secondary sources.

Author: Robert A. Herrera
Publisher: Augustinian Historical Institute, Villanova, 1994
Peter Lang, New York, 1994
Format: Essay
Topic: - Biography > Relations and Sources > Platonism - Neo-platonism > General studies > Neo-platonism
- Influence and Survival
- Influence and Survival > [Époque Contemporaine (1789-1960)] > News about Augustine
Parent Work: Augustine, Mystic and Mystagogue
Status: Active