The article provides a short biographical account of Augustine (354-430). It touches on, among other things, his childhood, parents, schooling, and training, till his conversion. Some of the confrontations he made in his search for truth and in his teachings include those with Manichaeism, Pelagianism, and Donatism.
This article offers some of the significant features of the life of Augustine.
This article explains the perspective of Augustine on virtue among pagans. He contended that the damaging effect of sin on human nature did not do away with the goodness that is human nature.
Did God create evil? To answer this question, another one must be asked: what is evil? This article looks at how Augustine answered both these questions.
This article is about Augustine, born in Tagaste, Algeria in 354 A.D.
In 1987 some of us paused to remember an event which took place 1600 years ago. It was an event which changed the course of western thought and influenced the shape of Christian theology to the present day. On Easter Eve, April 24, 387 AD, in a Milanese church in the north of Italy, a man already in his thirties, accompanied by his illegitimate son, stepped into the waters of the baptistery. Three times the young man would pass beneath the waters. Then he would take his place in the congregation and with all the faithful proclaim, "Christ is Risen!" , "He is Risen Indeed! ".
This article focuses on the understanding of Augustine of hell. In his approach to the doctrine, he was concerned with the right perspective on the justice of God. The article also indicates how Augustine responded to attempts to tone down the nature or duration of hell. Next, the article gives an evaluation of Augustine's position and the role the demonic played in his views of sin and punishment.