Conference Day 1: The Late (Wild) Augustine

A Workshop-Conference hosted by Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion & UC Berkeley Department of History

Invited international scholars will examine the work of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa, during the later Roman empire. Participants will assess Augustine’s positions on original sin, grace, redemption and free will as they developed over the latter part of his life. Organized by Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley.

Session I

Chair: Duncan MacRae 
University of California, Berkeley

Welcome & Introduction
Susanna Elm 

Richard Flower, University of Exeter
Augustine’s De haeresibus and Competitive Heresiology

Carol Harrison, Oxford University 
Confused Voices: Sound and Sense in the Later Augustine

Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen 
The Retractationes and Augustine’s Literary Self-critique

Session II

Chair: Geoffrey Koziol 
University of California, Berkeley

Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia 
No Ordinary Gift of Perseverance: Augustine Completes De doctrina christiana

Eric Rebillard, Cornell University
The Late Augustine and the Cult of Saints


 All Audiences, 510-642-1328

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:00am
All Welcome
3335 Dwinelle Hall