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Re: Wittenberg and Paris
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0362  Wednesday, 14 February 2001

From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Tuesday, 13 Feb 2001 13:43:11 EST
Subject: 12.0338 Re: Wittenberg and Paris
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0338 Re: Wittenberg and Paris

My point was not that Luther explicitly rejected Augustine but that the
defence mounted (apparently) by Heine implicated that father of the
Church, Augustine, by precisely such a legal bind as that to which
Melissa Aaron refers in her defence. Moreover my reference to Augustine
was to the Confessions and in part De Civitae Dei in both of which texts
Augustine explores his loathing for this world - a loathing made rather
ironic given both his previous life and his subsequent treatment by the
inheritors of his work. Luther detected hypocrisy in the modal treatment
of sins in which the indulgences became a false extension of the
Augustinian promise of grace - an extension quite contrary to Luther's
insistence on the centrality of Faith.
 

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