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Author Ebbeler, Jennifer.

Title Disciplining Christians : correction and community in Augustine's letters / Jennifer V. Ebbeler.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages).
Series Oxford studies in late antiquity
Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Corrective correspondences -- Augustine's epistolary corpus -- Caveat lector -- Latin prose epistolography -- Interpreting Augustine's correspondence -- A note on terminology -- Rebuke, friendship, and community -- Experiments in epistolary correction -- The honeyed sword : rebuking Jerome -- The Donatists and the limits of the corrective correspondence -- The retrospective correction of Pelagius -- The paper trail.
Summary Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges. It reads these correspondences with close attention to conventional epistolary norms and practices, in an effort to identify and analyze Augustine's adaptation of the traditionally friendly letter exchange to the correction of perceived error in the Christian community.
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Subject Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Correspondence.
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
Discipling (Christianity) -- History -- To 1500.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Records and correspondence.
ISBN 9780195372564 (acid-free paper)
0195372565 (acid-free paper)
9780199706983
0199706980