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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Augustine and Augustinianisms Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit provides a forum for the historical and constructive study of issues relating to the thought of Augustine, including how it was received in various eras and how it might be a resource for religious thought today.

Call for Papers: 

We invite papers for the following sessions:

● Augustine on Prayer –
Jonathan Teubner’s recent Prayer after Augustine (Oxford University Press, 2018) invites us to reexamine the centrality of prayer for Augustine’s philosophical, doctrinal, and pastoral theology. Overlooked by many commentators, Augustine’s theology and practice of prayer unveils a theologically and morally rich understanding of Christian existence that does not shy away from embracing the contingencies of human life. As bishop, pastor, and monk, prayer sat at the center of Augustine’s life and was, among others, a common reference point for discussions of philosophy, human passions, affections, and virtues, as well as his efforts to comprehend the redemptive economy of sin, grace, and forgiveness. Papers are invited from all disciplines employing a range of methodologies to examine aspects of prayer in Augustine, ranging from exegetical questions to theoretical and methodological questions, and from theological, philosophical, social, and political issues, to historical and contemporary retrievals of Augustine.

● Augustine and Paul –
Along with the Development of Early Christian Theology Unit of the SBL, the Augustine and Augustinianisms Unit of the AAR is co-sponsoring a session on the relation between Augustine and the writings of Saint Paul. The letters of Paul provide a crucial and continuous wellspring of inspiration and guidance for Augustine throughout his life. Paul’s claims on issues such as faith, grace, sin, and the Church shape Augustine’s understanding of Christianity at crucial junctures. Papers are invited from all disciplines, including: biblical studies, history, philosophy, theology, and ethics. Here, we encourage a wide range of methodologies that examine all aspects of the relation between Augustine and the letters of Paul.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee