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02
Jan
08

And restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease

 From: The Confessions

“Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold,
Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee.augustine1.jpgaugustine1.jpg
Thou was with me when I was not with Thee.
Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness.
Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness.
Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace.
For Thyself Thou hast made us,
And restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease.
Late have I loved Thee, Thou Beauty ever old and ever new.
Thou hast burst my bonds asunder;

Unto Thee will I offer up an offering of praise.”

Aurelius Augustinus

James E. Kiefer
http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/50.html

26
Dec
07

Augustine and biblical interpretation « Green Bagginses

Augustine and biblical interpretation « Green Bagginses

Augustine and biblical interpretation 

“Augustine says this in Book 1, chapter 2: “The purpose of all the Catholic commentators I have been able to read on the divine books of both testaments, who have written before me on the trinity which God is…”

The version I have is translated by Edmund Hill, who has a footnote here which I find extremely to the point: “It is worth noting that Augustine takes it for granted that to write on the Trinity was to interpret the Scriptures. There was no question of dogmatic writers and bible commentators belonging to different species.” I couldn’t agree more. It is a fun quote, is it not?”

Lane Keister