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Excerpts from Augustine On Christian doctrine

Translation is from series 1, vol. 2 of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers published 1886-1890 and in the public domain. Click here to read.

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Excerpts from Augustine’s City of God

These excerpts seek to give students and other new readers an overview of long argument that threads through of Augustine’s massive City of God.  Translation is from series 1, vol. 2 of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers published 1886-1890 and in the public domain. Click … Continue reading

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The Christian witness in the earthly city

John H. Yoder as Augustinian Interlocutor Presented at conference on “Assessing the Theological Legacy of John Howard Yoder,” University of Notre Dame, 7-9 March 2002 For final published version see chapter 11 in Ollenburger and Gerber Koontz, eds., A Mind Patient … Continue reading

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For the Joy Set Before Us:
Augustine and Self-Denying Love

Age-old debates over self-love and self-denial continue in the Christian community. Many regard self-love as incompatible with the self-sacrifice of Christ. Others, especially feminists and liberation theologians, contest the notion that self-sacrifice is the test of authentic Christian love. The … Continue reading

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Augustine and Self-Denying Love

Continence, consumption and other abuses

Or Why an Augustinian Ethic is Worth the Bother Presented at the Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting, January 8, 2000, Washington D.C. Abstract: “Love is the problem in ethics, not the solution,” notes Christian ethicist Margaret A. Farley. St. Augustine has … Continue reading

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“Love is the hand of the soul”

The grammar of continence in Augustine’s doctrine of Christian love First presented at the North American Patristics Society. June 1, 1996.  The full version is available in the Journal of Early Christian Studies 6:1 (Spring 1998): 59-92. The Grammar of Grasping … Continue reading

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Guy F. Hershberger and Reinhold Niebuhr on Christian love

Will the Real Augustinian Please Stand Up? Conference on “Anabaptists in Conversation: Mennonite and Brethren Interactions with Twentieth-Century Theologies,” 19-21 June 1997.  Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. Agapeism and Hershberger Niebuhr and … Continue reading

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Dissertation

For the Joy Set Before Us: Ethics of Self-Denying Love in Augustinian Perspective Jean Porter, Director Department of Theology University of Notre Dame April 1996 Abstract Table of contents Defense presentation Appendix on Anders Nygren Order dissertation, # 96-21773 from … Continue reading

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Friendship as adultery

Social Reality and Sexual Metaphor in Augustine’s Doctrine of Original Sin Augustinian Studies 23 (December 1992): 125-147. The Death of a Friend Through Death and Friendship Social Transmission, Social Procreation Conclusions Notes The only joy to be attained had the … Continue reading

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