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The Late (Wild) Augustine: Day 1

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Richard Flower, University of Exeter; Carol Harrison, Oxford University; Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen; Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia; Eric Rebillard, Cornell University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley

Duncan MacRae; Geoffrey Koziol, University of California, Berkeley

Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Invited international scholars will examine the work of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa, during the later Roman empire. Participants will assess Augustine’s positions on original sin, grace, redemption and free will as they developed over the latter part of his life. Organized by Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley.

Session I

Chair: Duncan McRae
University of California, Berkeley

9:00
Welcome & Introduction
Susanna Elm

9:30–10:30
Richard Flower, University of Exeter
Augustine’s De haeresibus and Competitive Heresiology

11:00–12:00
Carol Harrison, Oxford University
Confused Voices: Sound and Sense in the Later Augustine

12:00–1:00
Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen
The Retractationes and Augustine’s Literary Self-critique

Session II

Chair: Geoffrey Koziol
University of California, Berkeley

2:30–3:30
Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia
No Ordinary Gift of Perseverance: Augustine Completes De doctrina christiana

4:00–5:00
Eric Rebillard, Cornell University
The Late Augustine and the Cult of Saints


All Audiences


info.bcsr@berkeley.edu, 510-642-1328