IgnatiusInsight offers an article called “The Scriptural Roots of St. Augustine’s Spirituality” written originally for Catholic Faith magazine (January-February 2000). The author of the article is Stephen Filippo, a teacher of Philosophy and Theology in the high school and college level.

The article is based on Augustine’s De doctrina christiana (Books I and IV). The article’s section on the Seven Steps to Wisdom is partly from De doctrina christiana, and Augustine’s De sermone domini in monte.

You may access the article via this link: http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2007/sfilippo_augustine_apr07.asp