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dc.contributor.authorRoddy, Nicolaeen_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorCameron, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-07T19:56:42Z
dc.date.available2018-09-07T19:56:42Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn1941-8450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/119183
dc.description.abstractIt is not unusual in Orthodox circles to hear Augustine of Hippo mentioned in polemical if not pejorative terms – that is, if discussed at all. Until very recently, the prevailing general narrative in modern times is that Augustine was linguistically and culturally confined to a rapidly deteriorating Romanitas, and that his theology – and by extension his anthropology – was at odds with pristine Orthodoxy, and would have been rejected had it been known. Such attitudes rely upon, and in turn have contributed to, the perception of a cultural and theological chasm dividing Greek East and Latin West that has prevailed in Orthodox scholarship since the twentieth century. This paper critiques these persistent negative perspectives on Augustine by focusing on some of the persons, factors, and motivations behind them. It argues that residual negative attitudes about Augustine arose largely as a result of the late modern reassessment of Orthodox self-identity that exaggerates theological differences at the expense of catholicity. Finally, it calls attention to recent efforts among some Orthodox scholars to restore balance in assessing Augustine’s rightful place in Orthodox tradition.|Keywords: Augustine, Cappadocian, Eastern Orthodox, Trinityen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleOrthodox Perspectives on Saint Augustineen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume15en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workSupplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.description.noteAugustine on Heart and Life: Essays in Memory of William Harmless, S.J.en_US


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