Session Title

Augustine of Hippo on Faith, Tolerance, and Truth

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Marianne Djuth

Organizer Affiliation

Canisius College

Presider Name

Marianne Djuth

Paper Title 1

Parallel Tolerances: Donatists, the Catholics of Hippo, and the Bishop

Presenter 1 Name

Robert N. Parks

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Ohio Dominican Univ.

Paper Title 2

A Humble Certainty? Augustine on the Humility of Faith

Presenter 2 Name

Christopher R. Mooney

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Paper Title 3

"Veritas liberabit vos" ("The Truth Will Set You Free"; John 8:31: Augustine Sermo 241)

Presenter 3 Name

Nancy Weatherwax

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Lansing Community College

Paper Title 4

Christian Truth in Tertullian of Carthage and Augustine of Hippo

Presenter 4 Name

J. Columcille Dever

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Start Date

7-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Valley 3 Stinson 306

Description

This session concentrates on the relationship between faith, tolerance, and truth in Augustine's writings. The first paper focuses on the role that tolerance plays in Augustine's dealings with the Donatists as well as in Augustine's sermons and homilies on John. The paper ends by noting the relevance of love of neighbor for understanding tolerance in Augustine's works. The second paper emphasizes the significance of intellectual humility in Augustine's works, not arrogance as the antithesis of tolerance today. The third paper explores Augustine's pastoral presentation of truth and falsehood by analyzing a selection of sermons in order to show how Augustine's absolute stance against lying applies to real life. The final paper compares Augustine and Tertullian in the context of their polemical engagement with Manichaeism and Marcionism. It suggests the possible influence of Tertullian on Augustine's response to Manichaeism.

Marianne Djuth

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May 7th, 3:30 PM

Augustine of Hippo on Faith, Tolerance, and Truth

Valley 3 Stinson 306

This session concentrates on the relationship between faith, tolerance, and truth in Augustine's writings. The first paper focuses on the role that tolerance plays in Augustine's dealings with the Donatists as well as in Augustine's sermons and homilies on John. The paper ends by noting the relevance of love of neighbor for understanding tolerance in Augustine's works. The second paper emphasizes the significance of intellectual humility in Augustine's works, not arrogance as the antithesis of tolerance today. The third paper explores Augustine's pastoral presentation of truth and falsehood by analyzing a selection of sermons in order to show how Augustine's absolute stance against lying applies to real life. The final paper compares Augustine and Tertullian in the context of their polemical engagement with Manichaeism and Marcionism. It suggests the possible influence of Tertullian on Augustine's response to Manichaeism.

Marianne Djuth