St. Augustine and Cosmic Redemption

  title={St. Augustine and Cosmic Redemption},
  author={Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  pages={133 - 164}
  • T. E. Clarke
  • Published 1 May 1958
  • Philosophy
  • Theological Studies
I THE contemporary effort to elaborate a theology of the temporal, the name of St. Augustine is frequently enough invoked. Reference is usually made to one or other classic theme: his conception of time and eternity, of uti and frui, scientia and sapientia. His theology of history is discussed, especially in connection with the master idea, the civitas Dei. When consideration focuses more particularly on the theme of cosmic redemption, however, interest in his contribution appears to slacken… 
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Amor y creatio, conversio, formatio en San Agustín de Hipona
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it would seem that St. Ephraem anticipated Augustine in equating "creation" with man alone. The reference is to S. Ephraemi Syri commentarii in epistolas d. Pauli (Venice, 1893) p
    De civitate Dei 22
      Neque enim qui est ad similitudinem Dei factus, fieret nisi per peccatum similis vanitati, ut aetatum cursu et mortis incursu, velut umbra dies illius praeterirent
      • Opus imperfectum contra Julianum
      Unde et Apostolus ait, Traeterit enim figura hujus mundi, volo vos sine sollicitudine esse* (1 Cor 7:31 f.). Figura ergo praeterit
      • De civitate Dei
      Thesaurus ecclesiasticus 2 (2nd ed.; Amsterdam, 1728) 151 f. absurdius, quam dicere, coelum et terra non essent, nisi necessaria esset mundi structura purgandis
      • Joh. Casp. Suicerus
      For Augustine's interpretation of the famous Pauline passage, cf. Comely, op. cit
        On this disputed question, cf. Portalie
          For Augustine cf
          • Adversus haereses 5
          Revue de Vhistoire des religions 140 (1951) 183-86; and the present author's The Eschatological Transformation of the Material World according to Saint Augustine
          • 1956