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Soliloquies: St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 4

Saint Augustine

Abstract

The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are dialogues that have influenced prominent thinkers from Boethius to Bernard Lonergan. Usually called the Cassiciacum dialogues, these four works are of a high literary and intellectual quality, combining Ciceronian and neo-Platonic philosophy, Roman comedy and Vergilian poetry, and early Christian theology. They are also, arguably, Augustine's most charming works, exhibiting his whimsical levity and ironic wryness. This book is the fourth work in this tetralogy. Augustine coined the term “soliloquy” ... More

Keywords: Christianity, early Christian theology, soliloquy, dialogue genre, Roman theatre, moral self-knowledge, intellectual self-knowledge, truth, soul, immortality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300238549
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300238549.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saint Augustine, author