Investigates and compares Augustine's two commentaries on the opening chapters of Genesis: De Genesi contra Manichaeos, his first scriptural exegesis, and De Genesi ad Litteram, the final and monumental version of his exploration of creation. This book describes how Augustine's exegesis of Genesis 1-3 progressed in the two commentaries.
Yoon Kyung Kim, an independent scholar, received her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.
Foreword; Acknowledgements; I. Introduction; II. Literal and Figurative Interpretation; III. History and Literal Interpretation; IV. Augustine's Understanding of the Scriptures; V. Augustine's Reconciliation of the Two Creation Stories; VI. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.