In Confessions 4.5.10, Augustine takes up the difficult question of why we often find grief and sadness to be, in a sense, pleasurable, without coming to a definite conclusion. The question is closely related to the theory of tragedy as a literary and dramatic genre...
Some notes on Confessions 4.4.8-9.
We must climb the things of this world, this evermore insane world, as we ascend to things higher.
An uneven book offers confused insights on church life in a pandemic.
Augustine understood Wisdom most importantly as the person of Christ, the One in Whom all things hold together.
Teaching theological grammar and the Gospel to 14-18 year olds, with Augustine’s help.
A generous, broad-ranging engagement with the great Church Father on a fraught topic.
A fresh, tentative explanation for early differences in baptismal practice. Part 3 of 3.
If Augustine considers sex something that man cannot enjoy sinlessly, where does that leave music?
In Martin Luther's Disputation concerning the Passage: "The Word Was Made Flesh" (1539) we find the following thesis (2): In theologia verum est, verbum esse carnem factum, in philosophia simpliciter impossibile et absurdum.In theology it is true that the Word was...