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Augustine and Problems of Scriptural Interpretation

Jessica M. Morton, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Humanities

Dept/Program: English

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Jessica Morton

Date of this Version: 01 April 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.



In this paper, I examine Augustine's attempts to standardize Scriptural readings in On Christian Doctrine and The Trinity, in which he painstakingly defines sign-theory and other technical aspects of literary production. Much of the paper is devoted to Augustine's explication and application of these principles in his conversion narrative Confessions. Ironically, Augustine's attempts to stabilize scriptural language only expose language's very instability.


English Language and Literature

Suggested Citation

Morton, Jessica M., "Augustine and Problems of Scriptural Interpretation" 01 April 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania,

Date Posted: 17 August 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.




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