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An Unlikely Alliance: Augustine and Feminist-inspired Reappraisals of the Atonement

Feminist theologies of the atonement have characteristically taken for granted the modern (post-Ritschlian) disjunction between atonement ‘models’ and then often rejected the sacrificial and penal as somehow mandating human violence by having God implicated in it.1 But this leaves an important aporia: what significance does the death of Christ hold? Is it simply an unfortunate […]

The Trajectory of Faith, Love, and Hope

At its core, Oliver O’Donovan’s Self, World, and Time (SWT) is a reflection on God’s life as faith, love, and hope intended to illuminate the shape and direction of our life together.1 O’Donovan provides us with an occasion to see how moral and doctrinal claims interlock, for theology cannot properly be theology if it does […]

Augustine’s De magistro: Scriptural Arguments and the Genre of Philosophy

Augustine’s De magistro has been of particular interest to those working on the philosophy of language, as can be seen most recently in Emmanuel Bermon’s Habilitationsschrift, published as La Signification et l’enseignement (Paris, 2007). The focus on the philosophy of language has, however, tended to occlude analysis of the argumentative value of Augustine’s quotation of […]

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