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Homilies on the First Epistle of John

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The First Epistle of John has as its central theme what Augustine saw to be caritas (Christian love). For Augustine to preach on this topic was timely in Hippo, for the Donatist schism had divided the Christian community. In his ten homilies on the First Epistle of John, Augustine develops an outline of his theology on love and explains its implications for the Mystical Body of Christ. He probably preached them between the years 407 and 409. He teaches that those who hate the members of Christ cannot truly love Christ - even if they profess otherwise, even if they were to lay down their lives for Him. These homilies were preached by Augustine to his local community in Hippo and, while often exhibiting great critical acumen, were not intended as models of Scriptural research. They are familiar talks, vivid in style. They are expressed in very simple language, and with the strongest love. In preaching these words to his local community in the cathedral at Hippo, Augustine here once... More > again reveals ...< Less
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ISBN
9781783362035
Published
January 14, 2014
Language
English
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ePub
File Size
155.92 KB

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