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By Brian Dobell

This ebook examines Augustine's highbrow conversion from Platonism to Christianity, as defined at Confessions 7.9.13–21.27. it truly is commonly assumed that this happened in the summertime of 386, almost immediately earlier than Augustine's volitional conversion within the backyard at Milan. Brian Dobell argues, notwithstanding, that Augustine's highbrow conversion didn't happen until eventually the mid-390s, and develops this declare by way of evaluating Confessions 7.9.13–21.27 with a couple of vital passages and issues from Augustine's early writings. He therefore invitations the reader to contemplate anew the matter of Augustine's conversion in 386: used to be it to Platonism or Christianity? His unique and significant learn may be of curiosity to quite a lot of readers within the background of philosophy and the historical past of theology.

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