The deep impression which the “books of the Platonists” made on Augustine, who recalls his reading experience in his Confessions, is evident in all the works from his youth. Augustine’s fascination with (Neo-)Platonism and his gradual departure from it under the influence of Christianity is demonstrated on three topics of varied scope: Augustine’s conception of wisdom (the first study, entitled “Sapientiae amor: The concept of wisdom in Augustine’s Cassiciacum dialogues”), his idea of the relationship between the soul and the body (the second study, “The soul and the body in Augustine’s early works”), and, finally, his treatment of memory and fantasy (study entitled “Fantasy and memory in Augustine’s correspondence with Nebridius”).
Paperback, Published 2016, 152 pages, ISBN 978-80-7298-218-9.
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|publication year: 2016|