17. Augustine and His Christian Predecessors

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Mark Edwards

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch17

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

Edwards, M. (2012) Augustine and His Christian Predecessors, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch17

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. Christ Church, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine and his Christian predecessors;
  • ancient Christianity, apart from other religions, and Judaism;
  • The Septuagint, translation of the Hebrew Scriptures;
  • canonicity of the Apocalypse, contested;
  • Augustine's triad being–life–mind, doctrine of the Trinity;
  • Augustine's use of Cyprian's ecclesiology;
  • Ambrose's influence on Augustine, in being converted;
  • Augustine reclaiming Athanasius, on the equality in the Trinity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lesser Figures of the Canon

  • Marius Victorinus

  • Cyprian of Carthage

  • Ambrose of Milan

  • Greek Fathers

  • Origen of Caesarea

  • Commentaries on Romans

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading