Чтение как обращение. Человек на границе времен
The article deals with the phenomenon of "reading as a conversion" in the historical and cultural context, a temporary fixed boundary of the transition from the ancient schools of the Christian structure and content of the text in the Late Roman Empire, which allows to identify this phenomenon. The experience of conversion to God through Bible reading to gain faith and immortality of his soul was the discovery that in the history of European culture, particularly associated with the name of Aurelius Augustine. The article considers the texts of Augustine ("Confessions" and "Monologues") Augustine as a material for the understanding of the features of the phenomenon of reading as a conversion of "clinging feelings" in search of God to the dialogue of the mind and the senses in finding faith in the texts of the period of Augustine’s baptized (387) and debated with the Neo- Platonists. In this way the output is logical to seek and need the hermeneutic interpretation of biblical texts as a didactic preaching and practice.