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Between Athens and Jerusalem

Prolegomena to Anthropology in De Trinitate

Examination of Augustine's use of the two main anthropological patterns or metaphors of his days (the Platonic scheme of an ascending order pointing to the One, a scheme in which man is accorded the middle position in a threetiered universe; the 'horizontal' pattern of humanity portrayed as progressing toward the New Jerusalem - the Christian as peregrinans). The study reveals many equivalencies in formulation and similarities in focus which have important implications for the discussion of the antropology of De Trinitate, and indeed for Augustine's work as a whole.

Author: Lewis O. Ayres
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 1992
Volume:
8
Pages:
53 - 73
Language:
English
Periodical:
Modern Theology
Number:
1
Format: Article
Topic: - Works > De Trinitate
- Doctrine > Man > Augustinian anthropology > Anthropology
Status: Active