St. Augustine: The human mind as image of the Divine

Augustine’s relationship to Plotinus’ philosophy

Laela Zwollo

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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.
Link naar de handelseditie: https://brill.com/view/title/39479
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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Human Mind
Augustine of Hippo
Plotinus
Philosophy
Thinkers
Monographs
Attractiveness
Church Fathers
Thought
Image of God
Ancient Philosophy
Christianity
Late Antiquity
Formative Years
Handbook
Intellect
Doctrine
Interaction
Paradox
Platonist

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

[s.l.] : [s.n.], 2016. 375 p.

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