The Late (Wild) Augustine | Day One


March 16, 2018 / 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
3335 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley, CA

Multiday Workshop

Invited international scholars will examine the work of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa, during the later Roman Empire. Participants will assess Augustine’s positions on original sin, grace, redemption and free will as they developed over the latter part of his life. Organized by Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley.

Schedule

Day One: Friday March 16

Session I Chair: Duncan McRae

(University of California, Berkeley)

9 a.m. Welcome and Introduction, Susanna Elm

The Latest Augustine: The Organisation of his Oeuvre and its Dissipation in the Dark Ages

9:30-10:30 a.m. Ulrich Eigler (Universität Zürich)

Augustine’s De haeresibus and Competitive Heresiology

11 a.m.-noon Richard Flower (University of Exeter)

Confused Voices: Sound and Sense in the Later Augustine

12-1 p.m. Carol Harrison (Oxford University)

Session II Chair: Geoffrey Koziol

(University of California, Berkeley)

The Retractationes and Augustine’s Literary Self-critique

2:30-3:30 p.m. Johannes Brachtendorf (Universität Tübingen)

No Ordinary Gift of Perseverance: Augustine Completes De doctrina christiana

4-5 p.m. Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia)

The Late Augustine and the Cult of Saints

5-6 p.m. Eric Rebillard (Cornell University)

Schedule for Day Two, Saturday, March 17

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Department of History and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion.