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Member of LEM’s cluster 2, “Bible exegesis, religious literature and history”, Pierre Descotes is Associate professor in Latin Language and Literature at the Sorbonne University (Paris IV). Specialist of Saint Augustine and the Pelagian crisis, he is also a member of the Institut d’études augustiniennes.

See the CV of Pierre Descotes

Fields of research

-  History of ancient Christianism.
-  History and historiography of Late Antiquity.
-  Cultural and intellectual history of Antiquity.
-  History of the patristic traditions and heritages.
 

Topics of research

-  Literary issues raised by the correspondence of Augustine of Hippo.
-  The controversies on the questions of grace and free will.
-  Augustine of Hippo’s posterity.
-  The epistolary genre in Classical and Late Antiquity.
 

Current projects

-  Monography on the literary posterity of Augustine during the 20th century.
-  Monography on the controversy of polemics in Augustine’s correspondence.
-  A collective project of publication, translation and annotation of Cornelius Jansen’s Augustinus, under the supervision of Simon Icard.

 

Selected books

Augustin, La grâce de la Nouvelle Alliance,
Paris, Institut d’études augustiniennes,
coll. « Bibliothèque augustinienne » 20/B, 2016.

Augustin, Les commentaires des Psaumes. Ps 118, sermons 1-14,
ed. M. Dulaey, with P. Descotes, L. Jansem et M. Ribreau, Paris, Institut d’études augustiniennes, coll. « Bibliothèque augustinienne » 67/A, 2016.

Augustin, Les commentaires des Psaumes. Ps 37-44,
ed. M. Dulaey, with I. Bochet, P. Descotes et P.-M. Hombert, Paris, Institut d’études augustiniennes, coll. « Bibliothèque augustinienne » 59/A, 2017.

Post-scriptum :

LEM’s Programs

Augustin and his posterity

Literary practices and religious occurences

Institut d’études augustiniennes

 

Link

The Doctoral School of Sorbonne University