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Whether Augustine's Name Should be Pronounced AW-gus-teen or aw-GUS-tin?

by David A. Horner

The pronunciation of Augustine’s name is a matter of some dispute, between those (including most British scholars) who pronounce it aw-GUS-tin, and those who pronounce it AW-gus-teen.

This essay argues for the former as the preferred pronunciation. It is (humorously) modeled on the technical argumentative model of the medieval disputation, which is known best by philosophers in the form of Thomas Aquinas’s masterwork, Summa Theologiae

For a response to Horner's paper, please see the reply offered by Garry DeWeese.

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