Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Still contemporary after all these years …

… Take Him Up, Gather Him - WSJ. (hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Mr. Fox traces with clarity the development of Augustine’s thought, but also of his character, his deep relationship with his mother, Monica, and his engagement with his network of friends, patrons and intellectual adversaries such as the Manichaean priest Fortunatus with whom he held a public debate in August of 392. The discussions of Augustine’s early dialogues and letters do not always make for light reading, but they are always worth the effort.

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