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Published: 16 April 2015

362 Pages


ISBN: 9780198718314

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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy

Stephen Blackwood

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • A highly original look at a major work of premodern literature, shedding new light on the aural character of ancient and medieval texts
  • The first major work on Boethius's prosody
  • Combines close literary and formal analysis with expansive theological and philosophical investigation
  • Considers how healing or therapy takes place; the role of memory in self-understanding; the relation of soul and body; the unity of the human personality; and the relation of time and eternity