Handbook on Faith, Hope and Love

Handbook on Faith, Hope and Love

by Saint Augustine
     
 

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'Faith, Hope, and Love,' by Saint Augustine, is a compact treatise on Christian piety. The book was written to a request by a man named Laurentius. It is intended as a model for Christian instruction or catechesis. As the title indicates, the work is organized according to the three graces necessary for the Christian worship of God: Faith, Hope, and Love.

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'Faith, Hope, and Love,' by Saint Augustine, is a compact treatise on Christian piety. The book was written to a request by a man named Laurentius. It is intended as a model for Christian instruction or catechesis. As the title indicates, the work is organized according to the three graces necessary for the Christian worship of God: Faith, Hope, and Love. Following 1 Corinthians 13, Augustine describes true worship of God through those three traits. Augustine's description of true worship covers all the major ideas of the Christian religion, providing new and interesting insights on each. Those who desire to understand more about how to worship God will find answers in Augustine's brief book, which will be beneficial for both personal and theological study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490388458
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
06/08/2013
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Saint Augustine (354-430 A.D.) was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity and translations remain in print. According to his contemporary Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. When the Western Roman Empire began to disintegrate, Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God (in a book of the same name), distinct from the material Earthly City. His thoughts profoundly influenced the medieval worldview. Augustine's City of God was closely identified with the Church, the community that worshiped the Trinity. In the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, he is a saint, pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinians. His memorial is celebrated 28 August, the day of his death. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace. In the Eastern Orthodox Church he is also considered a saint, his feast day being celebrated on 15 June. He carries the additional title of Blessed. Among the Orthodox, he is called "Blessed Augustine" or "St. Augustine the Blessed".

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