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Augustinianum

Volume 54, Issue 1, June 2014

Jerome Lagouanere
Pages 137-172
DOI: 10.5840/agstm20145417

L’Amour du Prochain dans les Premiers Commentaires Pauliniens d’Augustin d’Hippone

In this paper, the Author examines how the Epistles of Paul, mainly his Epistles on Romans and on Galatians, have influenced Augustine when he tries to define love of neighbour. Thanks to a survey of exegetical commentaries of the Bishop of Hippo and a comparison with those of his predecessors, like Marius Victorinus or Ambro- siaster, and contemporaries, like Jerome, the Author shows in what ways the notion of neighbour in Augustine’s thought is original and must be understood in a cenobitic framework. As a consequence, the Augustinian notion of neighbour must be read in these exegetical works as both a soteriogical and an ecclesiological one.

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