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Hold fast to the faithful, certain, great and everlasting promises of God, and to the unshakeable and ineffable gift of His forebearance. Let me seek You, O Lord, calling upon you. And let me call upon you, believing in You, for you have been preached to us. My faith calls upon you — a faith that you inspired in me through by the coming of your Son through the ministry of Your preacher.

Let us correct ourselves! The way has not yet ended; the day is not over. For human and tolerable sins God has established in the Church a time of mercy for distributing daily medicine. We were sick and could not move. And so the heavenly Physician came to the patient; the way was prepared for the wanderer. Let us be saved by Him; let us walk with Him.

He Who has given us the gift of being also gives us the gift of being good. He gives it to those who have turned back to Him. He even sought them out before they were converted and when they were far from His ways. Although the lost sheep could lose itself while wandering, it could not find itself.

If would not have been found if the mercy of the shepherd had not sought it out. Similarly, the prodigal son was also sought out and raised by the One Who gives life to everyone. Just imagine the incredible kindness and mercy of Christ. He was the only Son, but he did not want to remain alone.

So that humans might be born of God, God was born of humans. He is through Whom we are born, and through Whom we are to be re-created. We are your little flock, Lord; we belong to You. Spread your wings that we make take refuge under them. Be our glory, and let us be loved for Your sake, and let your Word be revered in Your midst. God of All Creation: Life Lessons from Pets and Wildlife. A Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported Revelations. A preminent Father of the Church, Augustine's towering intellect molded the thought of Western Christianity for a thousand years after his death.

He wrote profusely, and among his many works considered here are three spiritual classics; The Confessions, City of God, and The Trinity. Here the reader meets Augustine the convert, the philosopher and psychologist, the preacher and Scripture scholar, the historian and theologian. Benedict Groeschel distills Augustine's many writings and presents the essence of the ideas within.

Further he places the man and his writings in historical perspective. No commentary however skilled can take the place of reading for oneself Augustine's words of unparalleled power "Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty, so hile it is true that there is no substitute for encountering the test first hand, it is also certain that for most people that encounter will be an excursion into a foreign land.

Often many centuries and numerous barriers of language, customs, philosophy, and style separate us from the writings of bygone sages. To come to that point where we can understand the horizon of the author, we must be taught something about the historical context, the literary style and the thought forms of the age, for instance.

That is why we have included in this series extensive commentary on the text. The commentary is alternated with the text throughout the books, so that one can be taught, then experience the writings firsthand, over and over as one moves deeper into the text.

At that point, the horizon of the reader meets that of the author aided by the expert guidance of the editor of each book, who suggests not only what the text might mean, but also how it might be made part of our lives. Paperback Number of Pages:

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Works of Augustine. Writings of Augustine; His Spiritual Tradition; His Ideas; His Impact; Order of St Augustine. a step forward This fourth major section of Augnet features the history of the Order of Saint Augustine during more than years. Successively it looks at the international, regional and local levels of the Order.

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Accepted by most scholars to be the most important figure in the ancient Western church, St. Augustine was born in Tagaste, Numidia in North Africa. His mother was a Christian, but his father remained a pagan until late in life. After a rather unremarkable childhood, marred only by a case of.

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St. Augustine of Hippo () was one of the most prolific geniuses that humanity has ever known, and is admired not only for the number of his works, but also for the variety of subjects, which traverse the whole realm of thought. The form in which he casts his work exercises a . St. Augustine: Saint Augustine, bishop of Hippo from to and one of the Latin Fathers of the Church. ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA. Start Your Free Trial Early writings. Moderns enamoured of Augustine from the narrative in Confessions have given much emphasis to his short.

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Volume I - Prolegomena: St. Augustine's Life and Work, Confessions, Letters Volume II - The City of God, Christian Doctrine Volume III - On the Holy Trinity, Doctrinal Treatises, Moral Treatises. A preminent Father of the Church, Augustine's towering intellect molded the thought of Western Christianity for a thousand years after his death. He wrote profusely, and among his many works considered here are three spiritual classics; The Confessions, City of God, and The Trinity. Here the reader meets Augustine the convert, the philosopher and psychologist, the preacher and Scripture 5/5(1).