HDS 1754


Albertus G. A. Horsting


This seminar will explore the life and thought of Augustine of Hippo. As a canonical figure across disciplines, he has fascinated and influenced thinkers as different as Pascal and Derrida. It is hard to overestimate his influence on Western theological, political, and philosophical thought. In addition to considering the major works, we will give ample space to his letters and sermons, which together constitute one of the richest biographical archives in the ancient world. By exploring this portrait in a landscape we will gain a deeper insight into the cultural, religious, and intellectual forces that were then transforming the face of the Mediterranean world.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Classical Philology 207

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Thurs 4pm-6pm
FAS Boylston Hall Room 203

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None