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Augustine's 'De trinitate': Some Methodological Enquiries

In Ep. 124 Augustine tells about the difficulty he had writing De Trin., which he began as a 'iuuenis' and completed as a 'senex'. Augustine talks of 'dispositio', not of 'compositio', suggesting he had a plan of material rather than a draft. It is possible that by the time Augustine reached book 12, where he decided to come to a halt, he realized he had to deal with fundamental questions which he had not so clearly in mind at the outset.

Author: David Foster
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 2006
Volume:
124
Pages:
259-276
Language:
English
Periodical:
The Downside Review
Number:
437
Format: Article
Topic: - Works > Augustin writer > Working method. Technique of editing > Theological method
- Works > De Trinitate > Topics > [Composition]
- Works > Epistulae > [Epistulae - numérotées] > Ep. 124 (Albina, Pinianus, Melania)
Status: Active