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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 258 Vendor: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.30 X 5.40 X 0.60 (inches) ISBN: 0199230048 ISBN-13: 9780199230044
Augustine and the Disciplines takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became increasingly aware that an ambivalent attitude towards knowledge and learning was inherent in Christianity. By facing the intellectual challenge posed by this tension he arrived at a new theory of how to interpret the Bible correctly.
Karla Pollmann is Professor of Classics at St Andrews University. Mark Vessey is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.