Title

St. Augustine And The Hall Of Memory: Like The Philosopher, My Aunt Kept House In Her Imagination, Tending To The Sensations And Images Of The Past

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Publication Title

American Scholar

Department

Religion

Abstract

The article presents on the power of memory. The topic is examined through the life of the author's aunt, whom lived in a Victorian house in Wisconsin for 60 years of her life. Particular focus is given to the author's observation that her aunt lived primarily through her imagination, images of the past and others' experiences. The philosophies of Augustine, bishop of Hippo, are also explored.

Volume

81

Issue

1

pp.

70-77

ISSN

0003-0937