Posts Tagged Augustine

Advance Always, Augustine’s account

Advance Always, Augustine's account

St Augustine, Pulpit, Cathedral in Vienna One semester I provided a student with a special directed studies on the theme of grace in Augustine and Aquinas. It was

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For Gaudete Sunday — Augustine on Joy

For Gaudete Sunday -- Augustine on Joy

Peter Brown says the following about Augustine’s understanding of human nature and religious development: “Delight is the only possible source of action, nothing else can move the will.

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Truth — Superiority and Receptivity

Truth -- Superiority and Receptivity

Pope John Paul II says that a university, any university, should be characterized by the “joy of searching for, discovering and communicating truth in every field of knowledge.”

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Marrou on “contemplation, praise, love”

Marrou on "contemplation, praise, love"

Henri Marrou 1904-1977 Henri Marrou wrote some fine books on Augustine; a brief lecture he gave at Villanova contains a wonderful passage on the beauty of the world

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Augustine and the renewal of culture

Pope John Paul II continues with the study of the lessons from the conversion of Augustine: an error that also bore down upon the young Augustine, in addition

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Augustine on Faith and Reason, 2

After making the Augustinian case for faith, John Paul II then explains that Augustine also “emphasizes that faith is never without reason, because it is reason that shows

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Augustine on Faith and Reason

Augustine on Faith and Reason

Auden: “Stagger onward rejoicing” Pope John Paul II, in his letter on Augustine, explained why his conversion took time to unfold; he was laboring under some serious errors

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Pope John Paul II, Augustinian

Pope John Paul II, Augustinian

Augustine, pondering (pulpit, Vienna) As I ponder the legacy of Pope John Paul II I think about the core truths that he explored frequently and elaborated so well.

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