31. Augustine on Scripture and the Trinity

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Sabine MacCormack

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch31

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

MacCormack, S. (2012) Augustine on Scripture and the Trinity, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch31

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine on Scripture and the Trinity;
  • De trinitate, with God as spoken of in Scripture;
  • triads and Trinities;
  • De trinitate, not to prove existence of the Trinity;
  • grasping that the Trinity, being one God in three persons;
  • mental image and inner word;
  • pursuit of knowledge, inseparable from the desire


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Author and Readers

  • Triads and Trinities

  • Mental Image and Inner Word

  • Inner Word and Offspring of the Mind

  • Scripture

  • Further Reading