St. Augustine: The human mind as image of the Divine: Augustine’s relationship to Plotinus’ philosophy

Laela Zwollo

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

In Augustine and Plotinus: the Human Mind as Image of the Divine (Vigiliae Christianae, 2018), Laela Zwollo provides an inside view of two of the most influential thinkers of late antiquity: the Christian Augustine and the Neo-Platonist Plotinus. By exploring the finer points and paradoxes of their doctrines of the image of God (the human soul/intellect), the illustrious church father’s complex interaction with his most important non-biblical source comes into focus. In order to fathom Augustine, we should first grasp the beauty in Plotinus’ philosophy and its attractiveness to Christians. This monograph will contribute to a better understanding of the formative years of Christianity as well as later ancient philosophy. It can serve as a handbook for becoming acquainted with the two thinkers, as well as for delving into the profundity of their thought.
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Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Geest, Paul, Promotor
  • te Velde, Rudi, Promotor
Award date23 Nov 2016
Place of Publication[s.l.]
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789082604924
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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