Session Title

Augustine's Correspondence: Networking from North Africa

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Marianne Djuth

Organizer Affiliation

Canisius College

Presider Name

Marianne Djuth

Paper Title 1

From "Your Letters Overflowing with Milk and Honey" (Augustine to Paulinus, Ep. 27) to "Unhappy I That Have Absorbed the Poisonous Taste of that Hateful Tree" (Augustine quoting Paulinus back to Paulinus, Ep. 186)

Presenter 1 Name

Nancy Weatherwax

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Albion College

Paper Title 2

Equality in Desolation and the Church: Women, Men, and Three of Augustine's Letters

Presenter 2 Name

Robert N. Parks

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Dayton

Paper Title 3

Precursors to "Just War Theory" in the Letters of Augustine (ca. 400-425 AD)

Presenter 3 Name

Joseph Grabau

Presenter 3 Affiliation

KU Leuven

Start Date

11-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 158

Description

This session addresses the multifaceted nature of Augustine's correspondence, and what that correspondence reveals about his works and relationships with his contemporaries. The first paper focuses on Augustine's friendship by correspondence with Paulinus of Nola, whom Augustine never met in person. The author contends that this friendship across space prepared the way for Augustine's theology in which the dead were able to nourish the living across an even greater chasm of separation. The second paper explores Augustine's correspondence with the Roman widow Proba and her daughter-in-law Juliana. It concentrates on the theme of the equality of men and women both in desolation and in the reception of divine grace. The third paper shifts the discussion to the impact that Augustine's anti-Donatist letters had on the formation of just war theory. The fourth paper ends the session with a consideration of the role of Augustine's letters in the Pelagian controversy. These four wide-ranging topics demonstrates the breadth of Augustine's correspondence with his contemporaries.

Marianne Djuth

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Augustine's Correspondence: Networking from North Africa

Bernhard 158

This session addresses the multifaceted nature of Augustine's correspondence, and what that correspondence reveals about his works and relationships with his contemporaries. The first paper focuses on Augustine's friendship by correspondence with Paulinus of Nola, whom Augustine never met in person. The author contends that this friendship across space prepared the way for Augustine's theology in which the dead were able to nourish the living across an even greater chasm of separation. The second paper explores Augustine's correspondence with the Roman widow Proba and her daughter-in-law Juliana. It concentrates on the theme of the equality of men and women both in desolation and in the reception of divine grace. The third paper shifts the discussion to the impact that Augustine's anti-Donatist letters had on the formation of just war theory. The fourth paper ends the session with a consideration of the role of Augustine's letters in the Pelagian controversy. These four wide-ranging topics demonstrates the breadth of Augustine's correspondence with his contemporaries.

Marianne Djuth