New PDF release: The Grace of Christ and the Grace of God in Augustine of

By Basil Studer

ISBN-10: 0814658555

ISBN-13: 9780814658550

The 2 reviews during this booklet make clear a stress that dominates the full theological considering Augustine: Is Augustine's theology to be considered as Christocentric or theocentric? every one examine takes as its place to begin a facet of the Christocentrism/theocentrism query that's in accordance with a quick evaluate of others' writings approximately Augustine, via a survey of Augustine's most crucial writings.

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Cltri:\'1 \Vord as the true Teacher, while the incarnate \Vord summons them from ex· terMIs w the interior. "6·' Augustine says the same at the end of the first book of The Co11sem oj1he E~1(mgelis1s. he contrasts C hristian teaching about the true mediator, Christ. us and say~. 1th. AgairtS( the same philosophicaJ hackgrountl, but nm without polemical overtones. Augustine also spoke to his faithfu l on the theme of Christ as way and C luist as homelomd. Thus. 1 g 10 what he became for us, so 1hm you may reach him according lO what he is and according to what he was.

Augustine develops the antithesis between the two loves, the love of Christ and the love of the world or of the devi1. aHy oriented images of the city of God and the city of the devil or, in terms that are even more biblical. in the contrast between Jerusalem and Babylon' " He regards Christ himself as king of the citizcnry of God. '"' But an impu lse also came from Porphyry, according to whom. a "uni· versa! way" cannot be historically demonstrated either in tlte ''truest philosophy" or in the teachings of Indian sages or in the expel'ience of the Chaldeans.

1t4 In the celebmtioo of the Eucharist. the body is also fed. lt lies with Christ himself on the ahar. Therefore. the faithful receive their own mystery, and to 11th•. " b) One Human Being Because Christ is present in the C hurch through worcl and sacrament. Chri st's! po$scssi

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