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On Christian Doctrine

Author Saint Augustine
Narrator Simon Vance
Runtime 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date May 13, 2004
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Pastors, monks, and educated laypersons cherished De Doctrina Christiana from the time Augustine wrote it through the Middle Ages. Today, it remains a worthy text.
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“There are certain rules for the interpretation of Scripture which I think might with great advantage be taught to earnest students of the word, that they may profit not only from reading the works of others who have laid open the secrets of the sacred writings, but also from themselves opening such secrets to others. These rules I propose to teach to those who are able and willing to learn.” With these words Saint Augustine (354-430 AD) began one of the finest theological treatments ever written on reading and interpreting Holy Scripture. Pastors, monks, and educated laypersons cherished De Doctrina Christiana from the time Augustine wrote it through the Middle Ages. Today, if this wonderful little book is less well-known, it nevertheless remains as insightful as ever.

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A thought-provoking and enjoyable book
Simon Vance reading is excellent as always.
Review by / (Posted on 10/7/2013)
On Christian Doctrine
This book is a very effective tool to open the understanding of the interpretaion of Scripture in it's true form. WHile many writers today fill books full of fluff the early church writers were accurate and to the point. I appreciate this project.
Review by / (Posted on 11/18/2011)
What a tremendous work of awesome...
What a tremendous work of awesome depth and Godly insight! What a marvelous, Godly scholar Augustine was. Yes, to follow along with the great, brilliant - but wholly surrendered to God - mind and thought of Augustine requires no small measure of focus and concentration ... but it is so worth the effort. As noted, the great central truths of the contextual, accumulative evidences of Scripture shine forth with stunning clarity. I fear too many avoid tackling the works of Church Fathers such as Augustine because they fret over the heavy, scholarly aspect - it is not nearly so heavy and pedantic as some would have you believe. Not to fear, whilst it will require some sincere effort and thought, you will not be disappointed ... for Augustine - brilliant thinker and expresser of thoughts he was - you will have no difficulty hearing the marvelous Biblical truth central to this marvelous work. Truly, Augustine exemplifies the Psalmist here, "In Thy light, we see light." A worthy work and one I cannot possibly recommend highly enough - dive in, you'll be all the wealthier, spiritually speaking, for it!
Review by / (Posted on 6/16/2008)
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