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  Alexei Fokin. Boetius and his book ‘On the Catholic Faith’
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Alexei Fokin. Boetius and his book ‘On the Catholic Faith’

The article deals with one of the so-called «Theological treatises» by Severinus Boethius, Christian philosopher and theologian of VI cent. A. D., ― namely, his book «De fide catholica», which to this day has never enjoyed a Russian translation. The author closely examines the problem of Boethius’ authorship of the treatise whose authenticity gets proved with reference to both external and internal criteria. The author also seeks to determine the presumable date and circumstances of writing of the treatise, its place among other Opuscula sacra by Boethius, its purpose, contents and characteristic features.

 

Keywords: Philosophy, Theology, Late Antiquity, Early Christianity, Augustinism, Middle Ages, Scholasticism