"Textualizing the World Afresh:
The Place of Scriptures in the Latin
Church from Augustine to Cassiodorus"
James J. O'Donnell, The University of Pennsylvania
2 April, 1998
will be held on Thursday, 2 April, from 7-9 pm in the Second Floor Lounge
of Logan Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.
Persons wishing to dine with other participants prior to the meeting
should meet at 6 pm at Logan Hall. We normally eat
at the Food Court in the building at 3401 Walnut Street, although any
change of plans will be posted in a note on the outer door to Logan./p
Prof. O'Donnell offers the following suggestions for those who wish to
prepare for the presentation.
They could refresh their memory of Augustine's De Doctrina
Christiana. (Here are a translation,
introduction to it
from his book on Augustine).
Those unfamiliar with Cassiodorus, may find this chapter
of O'Donnell's book on
Finally, this previous essay
can serve as a point of departure and (likely) also debate about earlier
authors saying the same thing./p