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Augustine of Hippo
- The Extinction of Humanity: Karl Barth’s Eschatology : November 30, 2016
We are not guaranteed that we will die. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye (1 Cor 15:52), the life of every human being in the world will be supernaturally concluded by the final coming of Jesus Christ. According to Karl Barth, this will be the final event in the […]
- The Allegorical Interpretation of Creation by the Early Church Fathers : January 11, 2013
I’ve compile several quotations by Early Church Fathers showing their unified allegorical interpretation of the Genesis 1-2 narrative. Irenaeus, Barnabus, Augustine, Origen, and Basil the Great are available online here: http://www.ccel.org/index/author.
There are other quotations by Early Church Fathers, but this displays how the allegorical method was used in the early […]
- Augustine On Hell and Worms That Thrive In Fire : December 31, 2012
Grand Prism Spring, Yellowstone National Park
The Grand Prism Spring and many more massive boiling sulfur springs at Yellowstone National Park have brilliant colored bacteria, and the hotter the spring, the more vibrant the color of the bacterias, yielding rainbow ponds. This is the imagery behind Augustine’s description of the worms […]
- Origen Apology for the Allegorical Method (Origenism) : June 13, 2012
Origen of Alexandria (185-232) was famous for his Neo-Platonic allegorical method often referred to as “Origenism”. Often this involves extreme typology that the meaning derived from the text often appears absurd. This type of Typology is common throughout the Patristics, with the one anchor being in the person of Christ. All […]
- Augustine in Confessions on Platonists and Λόγος (Logos) : June 4, 2012
In Augustine’s Confessions, Book VII, Chapter IX, Section 13, he provides a very helpful summary of what he had learned from Greek Philosophy and how it is similar to Christianity, especially books by John the Evangelist (ie. Gospel of John). I was reminded of his passage by C.H. Dodd’s book, Interpretation of […]
- Christ And Culture by H. Richard Niebuhr (review) : October 20, 2011
It's almost impossible to engage in a conversation about culture without someone mentioning H. Richard Niehbur's Christ & Culture. I learned about Niehbur through D.A. Carson's magisterial Christ & Culture: Revisited, which I unfortunately read before ...
- Peter Brown’s Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (Review) : September 15, 2011
Peter Brown's "Augustine of Hippo: A Biography" was recommended to me by my brilliant friend Josh. Josh also recommended to me the Penguin Classics translation of Augustine's "City of God" translated by Henry Bettenson that was an amazing five star rea...
- Top Ten Theology Books That Have Influenced Me (2011) : March 7, 2011
(The top ten books that have influenced me the most by reading them in order of most influential to least influential.)1. "Institutes of the Christian Religion" by John Calvin.If you only read one book outside the bible in your entire life, this should...
- Ten Theologians That Have Influenced Me (2011) : February 22, 2011
Here is my "Top Ten List of Most Influential Theologians." I'll quickly stress that the following theologians have influenced me the most, and only contains books that I've read too. I've excluded authors, if I've only read one of their books too. Some...