The Historical Reception of Augustine

KARLA POLLMANN (cur.), The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, £ 450 (ISBN 978-0-19-929916-4).

Preface & Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
The Works of Augustine (Abbreviations, Dates)
List of General Abbreviations
General Introduction
1: Karla Pollmann: The Proteanism of Authority
2: The Making of Authority
David Lambert: Patterns of Augustine's Reception, 430-700: a Synthesis Willemien Otten: The Reception of Augustine in the Early Middle Ages
(700-1200): Presence, Absence, Reverence, and Other Modes of Appropriation Eric Saak: Augustine and his Late Medieval Appropriations (1200-1500)
3: Philology and Doctrinal Debate
Jeremy Thompson: The Medieval Manuscript Tradition of Augustine's works: An Overview from 400-1200
Eric Saak: The Augustinian Renaissance: Textual Scholarship and Religious Identity in the Later Middle Ages (1200-1500)
Arnoud Visser: Augustine in Renaissance Humanism
Irena Backus: The 'Confessionalization' of Augustine in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
4: Augustine Beyond Theology and Back
Jean-Louis Quantin & Scott Mandelbrote: Augustine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Mark Elliott: Augustines in the Long Nineteenth Century's Theology
Maarten Wisse: The First Modern Person? Twentieth-Century Theological Reception of Augustine
5: Other Augustine
Peter Liebregts: 'Late have I loved you': Augustine and Modern Literature
David Wilhite: Augustine in Black and African Theology
Kari Børresen: Challenging Augustine in Feminist Theology and Gender Studies
Daniel König: Augustine and Islam
The Works of Augustine
Individuals and Themes
List of Contributors.

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (OGHRA) is a ground-breaking international and interdisciplinary enterprise on the impact of the thought and work of Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 - 430). Arguably the most influential early Christian thinker in the Western part of the Roman Empire, Augustine's impact has reached further than the religious domain and he has become a veritable icon of western culture.

OGHRA maps this influence not just in theology, his traditional area of prominence, but far beyond, taking into account fields such as political theory, ethics, music, education, semiotics, literature, philosophy, psychotherapy, religion, and popular culture. Beginning with a detailed introduction, it offers chapter-length discussions and contextualization on the general characteristics of Augustine's reception in various periods, as well as on specific themes as wide-ranging as Islam and gender. OGHRA also surveys the material transmission and intellectual reception of almost all of Augustine's extant works, documented in the light of recent research. The largest part of the volumes comprises around 600 entries which describe, analyse, and evaluate Augustine's influence on a broad variety of key figures and themes through the ages.