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‘Practicing What He Had Taught’: Augustine's Sermons On Cyprian

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This chapter analyzes the new S.313G and compares it with the eleven other sermons. As a reference text for Augustines practice the chapter uses De catechizandis rudibus. In the first part of this text, Augustine shows how teachers can stay fresh and motivated, even if they have to treat elementary subject matter again and again to ever new audiences. The expected yearly sermon(s) about Cyprian must have put Augustine personally to the test. The facts of Cyprians life and martyrdom were both scarce and well known, and so it made little sense to linger over them. When the corpus of Augustinian sermons about St. Cyprian is taken as a whole, Augustine appears to have treated what is basically the same, limited subject matter in various ways. As a special form of variation, one might perhaps identify the strategy to change the theme.

Keywords: Augustinian sermons; Cyprian



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