Saint Augustine Lecture

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The Saint Augustine Lecture Presented annually at Villanova University by the Institute for the Study of Augustine and Augustinian Traditions.

The Saint Augustine Lecture is currently published in Augustinian Studies and is available on line. Links are provided here for your convenience. Prior to 1987, the lecture was published by Villanova University Press. 

Recent Lectures

2013
Robert Dodaro, O.S.A.

Istitute Patristico Augustinianum

Language Matters:  Augustine's Use of Literary Decorum Theory in Theological Argument

Reconsiderations IV
2012

James Wetzel, Villanova University
A Tangle of Two Cities

2011
John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame -
The Mystery of Creation in the Teaching of St. Augustine:  Beyond Myth, Beyond Philosophy, Beyond Science
October 20,  7:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium

2010
Paula Fredriksen, Boston University
"AUGUSTINE ON JESUS THE JEW"
November 10, 7:00 PM - Driscoll Auditorium -

2009
Reconsiderations III

2008
Gareth Matthews, University of Massachusetts
Augustine on Reading Scripture as Doing Philosophy
September 17 - 7:30 PM - Bartley Room 1011

2007 
Sabine MacCormack, University of Notre Dame
Augustine reads Genesis: "Give what I love, for I do love it, and this also you gave me." (Conf. XI,2,3; 22,28)
October 9 — 7:30 pm Villanova Room, Connelly Center

2006
Reconsiderations II

2005
Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago, Divinity School
How Augustine Shaped Medieval Mysticism
September 14 - 7:30 PM - Villanova Room, Connelly Center

2004
Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherien F. Huisking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
World, Soul and Flesh:  Origen and Augustine on the Person of Christ
September 30 - 7:30 PM - Villanova Room, Connelly Center

2003
Reconsiderations I

Past Lectures Printed

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2002: The Manichaean Legacy of Saint Augustine, J. Kevin Coyle, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

2001: Love and the Trinity, A. Louth, University of Durham, England

2000: The Eucharist as the Foundation of Christian Unity in North African Theology, J. Patout Burns, Augustinian Studies, Volume 32(1), p.1-24.

1999: Exegetical Considerations of Augustine on the Holy Spirit, Robert L. Wilken, University of Virginia. Augustinian Studies, Volume 31(1), p.1-18.

1998: The Confessions of Saint Augustine: What Is the Genre of this Work? Frances Young, University of Birmingham, England. Augustinian Studies, Volume 30(1), p.1-16.

1997: Democracy and Religious Values: Augustine on Locke, Lying and Individualism, John M. Rist, University of Toronto. Augustinian Studies, Volume 29(1), p.7-24.

1996: History and Faith in Augustine’s De Trinitate, Basil Studer, Pontifico Anteo Anselmo, Rome. Augustinian Studies, Volume 28(1), p.7-50.

1995: Reading the Bible and Learning to Read: The Influence of Education on Saint Augustine’s Exegesis, Joseph T. Lienhard, S. J., Fordham University. Augustinian Studies, Volume 27(1), p.7-25.

1994: Cave, Cinema, and the Church: Augustine and Walker Percy, George Lawless, O.S.A., Patristic Insitute, Rome. Augustinian Studies, Volume 26(1), p.7-36.

1993: Augustine on Knowing What to Believe, Gillian R. Evans, University of Cambridge. Augustinian Studies, Volume 24, p.7-25.

1992: Saint Augustine as Philosopher: The Birth of Christian Metaphysics, Rolland J. Teske, S.J. Augustinian Studies, Volume 23, p.7-32.

1991: The Authority of Augustine, James J. O’Donnell, Augustinian Studies, Volume 22, p.7-35.

1990: The Creator and the Integrity of Creation in the Fathers of the Church, Especially in Saint Augustine, Tarsicisu van Bavel, O.S.A., Leuven, Belgium. Augustinian Studies, Volume 21, p.1-33.

1989: Augustine and Orosius: On the End of the Ancient World, William H. C. Frend, Peterborough, England. Augustinian Studies, Volume 20(1), p.1-18.

1988: Augustine On Being Christian, Russell J. DeSimone, O.S.A. Augustinian Studies, Volume 19, p.190-200.

1987: An Augustinian Dilemma: Augustine’s Doctrine of Grace v. Augustine’s Doctrine of the Church, J. Pelikan, Augustinian Studies, Volume 18, p.1-29.

1986: St. Augustine and the Western Tradition of Self-Knowing, Edward Booth, O.P. Villanova. PA: Villanova University Press.

1985: Saint Augustine and the Saints, Robert B. Eno, The Catholic University of America. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1984: Conversion and Disenchantment in Augustine’s Spiritual Career, Robert A. Markus, University of Nottingham. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1983: Catechesis in Saint Augustine, Eugene Kevane, Notre Dame Pontifical Institute. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1982: The Conversions of Saint Augustine, Leo C. Ferrari, St. Thomas University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1981: Saint Augustine’s Platonism, Robert J. O’Connell, Fordham University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1980: Augustine’s Concept of Happiness, Werner Beierwaltes, Albert Ludwigs Universitat. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1979: Saint Augustine on Memory, John A. Mourant, The Pennsylvania State University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1978: Joy in Augustine’s Ethics, Vernon J. Bourke, Saint Louis University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1977: The Creation of Man in Saint Augustine's De Genesi as Litteram, John J. O’Mera, University College, Dublin. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1976: The Confessions of Saint Augustine: A Reappraisal, Alberto Pincherle, University of Rome. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1975: Saint Augustine’s Monasticism in the Light of Acts, Luc Verheijen, Ecole Partique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1974: Church, State and Toleration: An Intriguing Change of Mind in Augustine, Emilien Lamirande, University of Ottawa. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1973: Augustine’s Strategy as an Apologist, Eugene TeSelle, Vanderbilt University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1972: Saint Augustin et la dislectique, Jean Pepin, Ecole Partique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1971: Political Idealism and Christianity in the Thought of Augustine, Ernest L. Fortin, Boston College. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1970: Augustine and Modern Research on Pelagianism, Gerald Bonner, Durham University, England. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1969: Augustinian Personalism, Mary T. Clarke, Manhattanville College. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1968: Augustine on Immortality, John A. Mourant, The Pennsylvania State University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1967: Saint Augustine on Creation, Paul Henry, S.J., Institut Catolique, Paris. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1966: Saint Augustine and Christian Platonism, A. Hiliary Amstrong, University of Liverpool. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1965: The Resurrection and Saint Augustine’s Theology of Human Values, Herri I. Marrou, University of Paris. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1964: Augustine and the Greek Philosophers, John F. Callahan, Georgetown University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1963: Augustine’s View of Reality, Vernon J. Bourke, Saint Louis University. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.

1962: At the Origins of the Thomistic Notion of Man, Anton Pegis, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada. New York: MacMillian Company.

1961: Charter of Christendom: The Significance of the City of God, John O'Mera, University College, Dublin, Ireland. New York: MacMillian Company.

1960: Platonism and Augustinianism, Raymond Kilbansky, McGill University. Unpublished.

1959: Saint Augustine on Personality, Paul Henry, S. J., Institut Catholique. New York: MacMillian Company.

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Saint Augustine Lecture Printed

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* as_2000.pdf
2000: The Eucharist as the Foundation of Christian Unity in North African Theology, J. Patout Burns, Augustinian Studies, Volume 32(1), p.1-24.
* as_1999.pdf
1999: Exegetical Considerations of Augustine on the Holy Spirit, Robert L. Wilken, University of Virginia. Augustinian Studies, Volume 31(1), p.1-18.
* as_1998.pdf
1998: The Confessions of Saint Augustine: What Is the Genre of this Work? Frances Young, University of Birmingham, England. Augustinian Studies, Volume 30(1), p.1-16.
* as_1997.pdf
1997: Democracy and Religious Values: Augustine on Locke, Lying and Individualism, John M. Rist, University of Toronto. Augustinian Studies, Volume 29(1), p.7-24.
* as_1995.pdf
1995: Reading the Bible and Learning to Read: The Influence of Education on Saint Augustine’s Exegesis, Joseph T. Lienhard, S. J., Fordham University. Augustinian Studies, Volume 27(1), p.7-25.
* as_1994.pdf
1994: Cave, Cinema, and the Church: Augustine and Walker Percy, George Lawless, O.S.A., Patristic Insitute, Rome. Augustinian Studies, Volume 26(1), p.7-36.
* as_1993.pdf
1993: Augustine on Knowing What to Believe, Gillian R. Evans, University of Cambridge. Augustinian Studies, Volume 24, p.7-25.
* as_1992.pdf
1992: Saint Augustine as Philosopher: The Birth of Christian Metaphysics, Rolland J. Teske, S.J. Augustinian Studies, Volume 23, p.7-32.
* as_1988.pdf
1988: Augustine On Being Christian, Russell J. DeSimone, O.S.A. Augustinian Studies, Volume 19, p.190-200.
* as_1980.pdf
1980: Augustine’s Concept of Happiness, Werner Beierwaltes, Albert Ludwigs Universitat. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.