Augustine of Hippo

This bibliography should be comprehensive on the subject of Augustinian rhetorical theory and Augustine's influence on rhetoric.



Augustine. The Confessions of Augustine: An Electronic Edition. Trans. and Commentary by James J. O'Donnell, 1992. 16 May 2002. .

---. De Doctrina Christiana. Trans. Sister Theresa Sullivan. (Enos and Thompson).

---. On Christian Doctrine. Augustine of Hippo.Christian Classics Ethereal Library. 30 June 2014.


Boyle, Marjorie O'Rourke. "Augustine in the Garden of Zeus: Lust, Love and Language." Harvard Theological Review 83 (1990): 117-139.

Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo: A Biography. Berkeley: U of California P, 1969.

Eden, Kathy. "The Rhetorical Tradition and Augustinian Hermeneutics in De doctrina christiana." Rhetorica 8 (1990): 45-64.

Enos, Richard Leo, and Roger Thompson, eds. The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo: De Doctrina Christiana and the Search for a Distinctly Christian Rhetoric. Waco, TX: Baylor UP, 2008.

Kablitz, Andreas. "Rhetorik vs. Hermeneutik? Anmerkungen zum Allegorie-Verstandnis in Augustinus' De Doctrina Christiana." Kodikas: Code Ars Semeiotica 10 (1987): 119-133.

Johnson, W. R. "Isocrates Flowering: The Rhetoric of Augustine." Philosophy & Rhetoric 9 (1976): 217-231.

Jordon, Mark D. "Words and Word: Incarnation and Signification in Augustine's De Doctrina Christiana." Augustinian Studies 11 (1980): 177-196.

Leff, Michael. "St. Augustine and Martianus Capella: Continuity and Change in Fifth-Century Latin Rhetorical Theory." Communication Quarterly 24 (1976): 2-9.

Marin, Marcello. "Retorica ed esegesi in Sant'Agostino: Note introduttive." Vetera Christianorum 24 (1987): 253-268.

McWilliam, Joanne, ed. Augustine: From Rhetor to Theologian. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 1992.

Murphy, James J. "St. Augustine and the Debate about Christian Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 46 (1960): 400-410.

Patton, John H. "Wisdom and Eloquence: The Alliance of Exegesis and Rhetoric in Augustine." Central States Speech Journal 28 (1977): 96-105.

Press, Gerald A. "Doctrina in Augustine's De Doctrina Christiana." Philosophy & Rhetoric 17 (1984): 98-120.

Starnes, Colin. Augustine's Conversion: A Guide to the Argument of Confessions I-IX. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfred Laurier UP, 1990.

Tell, David. "Beyond Mnemotechnics: Confession and Memory in Augustine." Philosophy & Rhetoric 39/3 (2006): 233-253.

Troup, Calvin L. Temporality, Eternity, and Wisdom: The Rhetoric of Augustine's Confessions. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 1999.

Wiethoff, William. "The Obscurantist Design in Saint Augustine's Rhetoric." Central States Speech Journal 31 (1980): 128-136.

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