Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Coming up short …

… Augustine gets a makeover in new translation. He hardly needed it. | America Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… Ruden’s Augustine is a dreamer, an artist, a poet. “I maintain that the Augustine of the Confessions was a feeling man more than a thinking one,” she writes ….
It is possible to think and feel. In fact, most people do both. Augustine was passionate, to be sure, but he was also quite an intellectual.

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