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Volume 53, Issue 1, June 2013

Manuel Rodríguez Gervás
Pages 117-137

El ayuno y el alimento en Agustín de Hipona. Consideraciones históricas

Augustine of Hippo wanted to establish differences in everyday life between the Catholic Church and other religious movements. With this goal in mind, the Bishop of Hippo reflected upon the eating habits of a good Christian. Through analysis of different works of the Augustinian corpus it can be observed how he approached food from a dual point of view: a hierarchical difference between “earthly food and heavenly food” and rules that should govern the habits of faithful Christians, among them fasting.

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