OHGRA, the Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

Recently published  my entry on the impact of Augustine on Anna Maria van Schurman:

 

‘Anna Maria van Schurman’ in:  THE OXFORD GUIDE TO THE HISTORICAL RECEPTION OF AUGUSTINE . Ed. Karla Pollmann and Willemijn Otten et alia. VOl. 3. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014: p. 1704-1706.

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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.

The 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 contextualisation on the general characteristics of Augustine’s reception in various periods, as well as on specific themes as wide-ranging as Islam and gender. The OGHRA also surveys the material transmission and intellectualreception 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 that describe, analyse, and evaluate Augustine’s influence on a broad variety of key figures and themes through the ages. The work will prove to be the definitive guide to St. Augustine for many years to come.

 

 

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