Pamela Chávez Aguilar, La predicación como vía de transmisión de la fe en Agustín de Hipona [Preaching as a Way of Transmitting Faith in Augustine of Hippo]
The chapter analyzes the preaching of Augustine of Hippo. In the first place, the characteristics of the preaching as a communicative act are exposed, following the orientations of the linguistic pragmatics of John Searle. Secondly, ancient Christian preaching is described in its specific theological sense. Finally, the text shows the character of the preaching according to Sermon 52 of Augustine. Preaching appears as a means of transmission of the faith. It is a way of putting in contact the audience of the faithful with the mystery of the divine word, promoting its free and loving reception.
Keywords: Augustine of Hippo – Preaching – Speech acts