Augustine’s Exposition of Psalm 5

Augustine begins by pointing out that it is the Churcn in view in the title of the Psalm The title of the Psalm is, For her who receives the inheritance. The Church then is signified, who receives for her inheritance eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ; that she may possess God Himself, in cleaving …

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Augustine’s Exposition of Psalm 150

To begin with, Augustine finds some significance to each of the 3 50th chapters of Psalms - 50, 100, and 150. He sees that 50 is of penitence, 100 is of mercy and judgment, and 150 is of praise. He says this exemplifies the Christian life of repentance, justification, and glorification. He Whichever then of …

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In Response to “A Coptic Overview of Saint Augustine’s Retractions” by Daniel Michalski, Part 1 – Augustine the Platonist

This is the first part (I have no idea when or if I might get around to a second part) of a response to a post by a Coptic Orthodox person named Daniel Michalski regarding Augustine's "Retractationes" as it relates to Augustine being Orthodox in some respects. The original post was something of what I …

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Augustine (401) – Of Holy Virginity – Discussion of Mary and the Purpose of Children

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book, known as "Of Holy Virginity" is stated by the editor as follows "This treatise, [and the previous "Of the Good of Marriage"], were written against somewhat that still remained of the heresy of Jovinian... That Augustine …

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Augustine (408) – Letter 98 to Boniface Regarding The Elements of Communion

  Recently, there has been some renewed focus on church history and what we believe regarding the presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper, or Communion. Francis Chan made some statements to the effect that he didn't know that for basically 1,500 years of church history - up to the Reformation - that everyone believed …

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Augustine (392) – Acts or Disputation Against Fortunatus – Some Free Will Discussion

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book, known as Acts or Disputation Against Fortunatus (or sometimes Debate with Fortunatus, the Manichee), is 32 pages. There were a couple of days that Augustine debated with Fortunatus and the proceedings are related to us in …

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Augustine (412) – On the Spirit and the Letter, Part 1 – Sabbath, Typology, and Covenant Theology included

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book, known as On the Spirit and the Letter, comes in at around 109 pages. As seen below from his "Retractions", he states that he wrote this to discuss Paul's statement that "The letter kills, but the …

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