Augustine of Hippo: Rhetorical Sources

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

Primary Sources

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

Augustine. On Christian Doctrine. Christian Classics Ethereal Library. 30 June 2014.

Secondary Sources in Rhetoric

Arnold, Duane W. H., and Pamela Bright. De Doctrina Christiana: A Classic of Western Culture. University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, 1995.

Asay, Timothy M. "Rhetoric Renouncing Rhetoric: Contemplating Conversion and Persuasion in the Confessions." Philosophy and Rhetoric, vol. 48, no. 2, 2015, pp. 139-161.

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.

Duncan, Mike. "The Missing Rhetorical History Between Quintilian and Augustine." Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, Vol. 33 No. 4, Autumn 2015; (pp. 349-376) DOI: 10.1525/rh.2015.33.4.349

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.

Flores, Ralph. The Rhetoric of Doubtful Authority: Deconstructive Readings of Self-Questioning Narratives, St. Augustine to Faulkner. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.

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.

McDuffie, Felecia. "Augustine's Rhetoric of the Feminine in the Confessions: Woman as Mother, Woman as Other." In Feminist Interpretations of Augustine. Pennsylvania State UP, 2007. 97- .

Murphy, James J., ed. The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo: De Doctrina Christiana and the Search for a Distinctly Christian Rhetoric. Baylor UP, 2008.

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

Oberhelman, Steven M. Rhetoric and Homiletics in Fourth-Century Christian Literature: Prose Rhythm, Oratorical Style, and Preaching in the Works of Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine. Scholars Press, Atlanta, Ga, 1991.

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

Ployd, Adam. "For their Own Good: Augustine and the Rhetoric of Beneficial Persecution." In Heirs of Roman Persecution : Studies on a Christian and para-Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity. Edited by Éric Fournier and Wendy Mayer. Routledge, 2020. 95-109.

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

Rose, Paula. A Commentary on Augustine's De Cura Pro Mortuis Gerenda: Rhetoric in Practice. Leiden: BRILL, 2013.

Spence, Sarah. Rhetorics of Reason and Desire: Vergil, Augustine, and the Troubadours. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1988.

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

Tell, David. "Augustine and the 'Chair of Lies': Rhetoric in the Confessions." Rhetorica, vol. 28, no. 4, 2010, pp. 384.

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

Toczko, Rafał. Crimen Obicere: Forensic Rhetoric and Augustine's Anti-Donatist Correspondence. 1st ed. Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte Vol. 120. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020.

Troup, Calvin L. Augustine for the Philosophers: The Rhetor of Hippo, the Confessions, and the Continentals. Studies in Rhetoric and Religion Vol. 16. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.

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

Wagner, Nathan. "Rhetorical Distinctions in Augustine's Early and Later Writing." Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, Vol. 36 No. 2, Spring 2018; (pp. 105-131) DOI: 10.1525/rh.2018.36.2.105

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

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