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Augustine and the origins of North African anthropomorphism

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This article offers a reconstruction and analysis of the anthropomorphite beliefs of Augustine’s North African contemporaries through a close reading of Augustine’s writings and through comparison with other cases of anthropomorphism within early Christianity. I argue that the anthropomorphite faith of Augustine’s contemporaries in the North African church was more sophisticated than scholars have previously recognized. My argument is twofold. First, I show that, in the North African church, ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1353/earl.2023.0003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
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Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Journal:
Journal of Early Christian Studies More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
57-84
Publication date:
2023-03-08
Acceptance date:
2021-03-28
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EISSN:
1086-3184
ISSN:
1067-6341
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1177889
Local pid:
pubs:1177889
Deposit date:
2021-05-21

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