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Augustinianum

Volume 60, Issue 1, June 2020

Americo Miranda
Pages 105-132

Noli adhaerere velle seni mundo
Agostino e la conversione del mondo pagano nei discorsi al popolo

Augustine invites Christians to maintain a detached attitude towards this world, an invitation which is largely reflected in the Sermones ad populum. This article studies these sermons to highlight the understanding of the relationship of Christians with pagans who are ultimately called to convert. According to this study, it is through preaching that Augustine christianizes pagans without forgetting other means, especially dialogue and knowledge of the practices of peoples not yet educated in the faith.

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