"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

This meeting 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, selections, and O'Donnell's introduction to it from his book on Augustine). Those unfamiliar with Cassiodorus, may find this chapter of O'Donnell's book on Cassiodorus useful. Finally, this previous essay can serve as a point of departure and (likely) also debate about earlier authors saying the same thing./p