Among the most influential Church Fathers in the West, Augustine of Hippo is quite particular. The Revisions is a collection of his nervous comments and a list of the opening words of his books. Concerning Augustine's sermons, scholars have been confronted with the extreme difficulty of their dating. The establishment of Augustine's library must have occurred in the earlier years, when the need to reply to requests from colleagues, friends, and acquaintances who would like to read his books and treatises increased. Augustine's works were transmitted through the various collections of excerpts (florilegia). The situation of Augustine's reception changed dramatically in the late medieval and early modern period. It is needless to say that Augustine's influence on Luther and Calvin was considerable. Augustine was viewed by Japanese intellectuals as someone who had a keen spiritual concern for the individual self and for true peace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118438671
ISBN (Print)9781118438718
Publication statusPublished - Jul 6 2015


  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Augustine's sermons
  • Church Fathers
  • Florilegia
  • Japanese Christians
  • Revisions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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