Abstract

The generic paradigms for Augustine’s discourse include not only autobiography but also theology, philosophy, exegesis, and “confession.” However, most importantly of all, Augustine’s discourse is cast into the form of a dialogue with God. His life story, unfolding in a succession of anecdotes, forms a horizontal axis that is traversed by and wholly subsumed under a vertical axis, along which he converses directly with God. The point of view evoked through this dialogue is not a temporally finite point of view but rather the totum simul vision of divinity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 204-222
Launched on MUSE
2014-08-18
Open Access
No
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