Augustine remains among the most well-known Fathers of the early Church. But, how did Augustine’s writings become known to a wider audience after his death? In this episode, we will explore how Augustine’s writings survived in to sixth century Italy through the work of Cassiodorus. Augustine had an initial audience among Italy’s Christians.
Ambrose of Milan played a very important role in Augustine’s conversion. When Augustine met Ambrose, he was in a difficult position: he was no longer intellectually committed to Manicheism but he had not yet overcome some of the major philosophical and theological challenges which the movement had posed to him.
At the moment of his death, Augustine’s North Africa was being quickly overrun by Vandal forces.
How Unique Was Augustine in Resolving Conflicting Canonical Lists?
How unique were Augustine’s statements about conflicting canons of Scripture? In this bonus episode,
Augustine, Jerome and Their Use of Each Other’s Writing
What was the connection between Jerome and Augustine? Were they contemporaries? Did they influence on each other?
St. Augustine on Sinful Clergy, Donatism and the Spiritual Life
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) devoted much of his work as a bishop to writing about the spiritual life and sinful clergy. In light of the recent scandals in the Catholic Church, we are going to look at Augustine’s treatment of the Christian’s spiritual life as it pertained to the controversy with Donatism.
Church Scandals, Reform and Augustine of Hippo
Augustine of Hippo provides us an historical example of how one bishop dealt with challenges involving the Bishop of Rome in regards to Church discipline and doctrine.