Augustine’s Exposition of Psalm 6

Augustine worked on his Exposition of the Psalms over the course of 30 years as he preached or taught through them. As I've been reading through Augustine's works and posting highlights from them, I'll also be slowly posting through his works on the Psalms. While Augustine is typically known for "City of God" being his …

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Augustine On Our One True Mediator

According to the Platonists, then, the gods, who occupy the highest place, enjoy eternal blessedness, or blessed eternity; men, who occupy the lowest, a mortal misery, or a miserable mortality; and the demons, who occupy the mean, a miserable eternity, or an eternal misery. ... But if, as is much more probable and credible, it …

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Augustine on Regeneration and Resurrection

As, then, there are two regenerations, of which I have already made mention,-the one according to faith, and which takes place in the present life by means of baptism; the other according to the flesh, and which shall be accomplished in its incorruption and immortality by means of the great and final judgment,-so are there …

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Augustine (400) – On The Harmony of The Gospels, Book 1

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book, known as On The Harmony of The Gospels, is an exposition of the 4 Gospels with a purpose of relating their differences and how the differences could be harmonized. It is actually one of his lengthier …

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Augustine (412) – On the Spirit and the Letter, Part 2 – Covenant Theology and Free Will

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 mentioned in Part 1, he states that he wrote this to discuss Paul's statement that "The letter kills, but the spirit …

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Augustine’s Exposition of Psalm 150

Augustine worked on his Exposition of the Psalms over the course of 30 years as he preached or taught through them. As I've been reading through Augustine's works and posting highlights from them, I'll also be slowly posting through his works on the Psalms. While Augustine is typically known for "City of God" being his …

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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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