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The Resource The integrated self : Augustine, the Bible, and ancient thought, Brian Stock

The integrated self : Augustine, the Bible, and ancient thought, Brian Stock

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The integrated self : Augustine, the Bible, and ancient thought
Title
The integrated self
Title remainder
Augustine, the Bible, and ancient thought
Statement of responsibility
Brian Stock
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Language
eng
Summary
Well before his entry into the religious life in the spring of 386 C.E., Augustine had embarked on a lengthy comparison between teachings on the self in the philosophical traditions of Platonism and Neoplatonism and the treatment of the topic in the Psalms, the letters of St. Paul, and other books of the Bible. Brian Stock argues that Augustine, over the course of these reflections, gradually abandoned a dualistic view of the self, in which the mind and the body play different roles, and developed the notion of an integrated self, in which the mind and body function interdependently. Stock identifies two intellectual techniques through which Augustine effected this change in his thought. One, lectio divina, was an early Christian approach to reading that engaged both mind and body. The other was a method of self-examination that consisted of framing an interior Socratic dialogue between Reason and the individual self. Stock investigates practices of writing, reading, and thinking across a range of premodern texts to demonstrate how Augustine builds upon the rhetorical traditions of Cicero and the inner dialogue of Plutarch to create an introspective and autobiographical version of self-study that had little to no precedent. The Integrated Self situates these texts in a broad historical framework while being carefully attuned to what they can tell us about the intersections of mind, body, and medicine in contemporary thought and practice. It is a book in which Stock continues his project of reading Augustine, and one in which he moves forward in new and perhaps unexpected directions.--
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Jacket
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YDX
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Stock, Brian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Haney Foundation series
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  • Augustine
  • Augustine
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • RELIGION
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Self (Philosophy)
Label
The integrated self : Augustine, the Bible, and ancient thought, Brian Stock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading with the whole self -- The contemplative imagination -- The philosophical soliloquy -- Self and soul -- Rhythms of time -- Loss and recovery
Control code
ocn965764353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 974456
  • 22573/ctv2rhmnq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965764353
Label
The integrated self : Augustine, the Bible, and ancient thought, Brian Stock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading with the whole self -- The contemplative imagination -- The philosophical soliloquy -- Self and soul -- Rhythms of time -- Loss and recovery
Control code
ocn965764353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 974456
  • 22573/ctv2rhmnq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965764353

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