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Scholars explore legacy of Augustine of Hippo, Oct. 21-22

Scholars from across North America will explore new approaches to the life, writings and influence of Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.) in an interdisciplinary conference scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22, in McCosh 50.

The conference, "A Legacy of Provocation: Augustine Reconsidered," will address the current renaissance of Augustine studies and connect contemporary issues with his thought and influential legacy.

The conference will open at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 with a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Garry Wills. Lectures on Friday will feature the work of scholars Todd Breyfogle, Meredith J. Gill, Paula Fredriksen, John von Heyking, Charles Mathewes, James J. O'Donnell and James Wetzel. The conference will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 with a closing conversation with faculty members from Princeton and other scholars.

The conference, sponsored by Princeton's Center for the Study of Religion, is free and open to the public. Online registration is encouraged. The full schedule is available online . The conference is organized by Eric Gregory, assistant professor of religion.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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