Jenson against Augustine on the Will

In his essay, “Thinking Freedom,” Jenson takes Augustine to task for “hypostatizing” the will — meaning that Augustine writes as though the will is something “within” and individual and apart from him, which exists prior to the person’s acts of willing. This predisposes us to think of willing as a fundamentally interior, and so inscrutable act. Jenson suggests that doing away with the “hypostatized” will allows us to rethink acts of willing as directed — and enabled — communally.

Is this an accurate characterization of Augustine? Remember this for De Predestinatione

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