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The Creation of Authority in a Sermon by St. Augustine

14 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2014  

James Boyd White

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Law School

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

My way of honoring Joe today will not be to describe or extol his achievements directly but to try to show something of what I have learned from him, particularly in the way I approach a new text and problem, in this case the creation of authority in one of Augustine's sermons.

As its title reveals, Joe's early book, The Authoritative and the Authoritarian, drew an original distinction that is important to all thought about law, and about more than law: to all thought about any form of social organization, from the family to the church - for all human organization requires authority.

Keywords: authority, St. Augustine, theology, law

JEL Classification: K100

Suggested Citation

White, James Boyd, The Creation of Authority in a Sermon by St. Augustine (2010). Villanova Law Review, Vol. 55, no. 6 (2010): 1129-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2383291

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