Augustine's 'City of God' in the middle ages


Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
The importance of St Augustine's writing to Latin Christianity cannot be overestimated, but how did scholars and theologians of the middle ages access Augustine, and especially, 'City of God'? Were they able to sort out fake texts ascribed to Augustine from real ones? Who actually had copies of 'City of God', given its length? Was it broken up into multiple books that circulated independently of each other? Were there epitomes? Is Kirialax just being lazy in thinking that you don't need to read much of 'City of God' to get most of the message because it's so repetitive?

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