Seeing and Believing in Augustine’s De videndo Deo
The aim of my paper is to clarify the content and function of the distinction between seeing and believing stated by Augustine in his De videndo deo. I try to achieve this in three steps. First, I briefly describe the genesis, the fundamental ideas and the structure of De videndo deo. Second, I analyze in detail the distinction between seeing and believing put forward in the first part of Augustine’s text. Finally, I show the role that this distinction plays in the overall argument of De videndo deo.
Keywords: faith, God, theophanies, value of theological opinions, vision.
Ancient and medieval studied Authors: Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo.
Direitos de Autor (c) 2022 Giovanni Catapano
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