Join us on Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. when Professor Kenneth Samples continues his Academy series entitled: If I Had Lunch with St. Augustine. This week Prof. Samples will discuss Augustine’s Key Spiritual Insight.
The last and greatest of the men revered as the “Church Fathers” was Augustine of Hippo or “St. Augustine” (A.D. 354-430). Though Christianity has produced many prominent thinkers during the past two millennia, Augustine may be the mostinfluential Christian thinker of all time outside of the New Testament. Hissignificant influence, especially on Western Christianity, is directly tied to his profound work as a theologian, philosopher, apologist, and church bishop.
If you had lunch with the bishop, what would you ask him? What would you want to know about a man who was a great sinner who became a great saint?
This series of lectures will examine some of the key events in Augustine’s extraordinary life as well as explore his most important books, ideas, and accomplishments.
Textbook: Augustine, Confessions, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin (New York: Penguin, 1961).