Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Villanova University

The rhetorical tradition and Augustinian hermeneutics in De doctrina christiana

Augustine understands the obscurities of scriptura in terms of the discrepancy between scriptum and voluntas and ambiguity. To resolve these obscurities, Augustine preserves with the oppositions literal/spiritual and literal/figurative both the legal and stylistic strategies of rhetorical interpretation-theory.

Author: Kathy Eden
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 1990
Volume:
VIII
Pages:
45-63
Periodical:
Rhetorica
Format: Article
Topic: - Works > Augustin writer > Rhetoric. Dialectic > Rhetoric (persona)
- Works > [Oeuvres doctrinales] > De doctrina christiana
- Doctrine > From man to God > Divine revelation > Exegesis
Status: Active