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A Note on Augustinian Spirituality

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Augustine, Science and Bible Reading

Here is a reading of Augustine’s “De Genesi ad Litteram” in the light of the problem of homosexuality in the US. The article is not about homosexuality per se but on an issue that is related to it: the relationship between science and Scriptures.

The author, Dr. Daniel Beck enumerates three Augustinian principles taken from De Genesi ad Litteram on how a Bible-reading Christian should confront issues raised by science. Here are the three principles:

  1. Biblical interpretation according to human passion only harms the faith.
  2. Don’t presume to speak as an authority in everything simply because you read your Bible; and
  3. The truth of Scripture will never contradict right reason; right reason confirms the truth of Scripture

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