Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination

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and how certain shifts in Augustine's use of some favorite image might illuminate chronological relationships among his preached works. Argumentation of this sort can tend to verge on the circular, granted, but circular arguments are not always avoidable; nor need such circles always be rejected as vicious.

In a word, I cannot refrain from suggesting that the prospects for future research into Augustine's imaginative thinking seem both solid and bright. I am tempted to envy those who will be lucky enough to climb this scholarly peak in Darien.


NOTES
1.
See chap. 1, note 4, above.
2.
See chap. 1, note 3, above.
3.
Recherches sur la structure de l'imaginaire dans les Confessions de saint Augustin, 2 vols. ( Paris: Études Augustiniennes, 1982) (in micro-fiche). See the review by Goulven Madec in REA, 29 ( 1983), 341-42.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • Introduction 1
  • I- • Basic Images 19
  • 1- The Omnia- "All Things" 21
  • 2- Peregrinatio Animae 69
  • 3- Fove Precantes, Trinitas 95
  • II- Variations on the Peregrinus Image 141
  • 4- The Peregrine Prodigal 143
  • 5- The Christian Odysseus 174
  • 6- Augustine''s "First Conversion" 197
  • 7- Homecoming to Ithaca 221
  • 8- Deliciosae Lassitudines 246
  • Epilogue- LInes for Future Research 285
  • Notes 291
  • Bibliography 293
  • Indices 297
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