Tag: The Will

Major Works

  • Confessions (389)

    - Confessions. Trans. Henry Chadwick. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
    Excerpt: “Among such as these, in that unstable period of my life, I studied the books of eloquence, for it was in eloquence that I was eager to be eminent, though from a reprehensible and vainglorious motive, and a delight in human vanity. In the… More
  • The Free Choice of the Will (395)

    - De Libero Arbitrio Voluntatis in On the Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Choice, and Other Writings. Trans., Peter King. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
    Excerpt: “Book One EVODIUS: Please tell me: isn’t God the cause of evil? AUGUSTINE: I will tell you once you have made clear what kind of evil you are asking… More
  • The Literal Meaning of Genesis (415)

    - De Genesi ad Litteram in St. Augustine: The Literal Meaning of Genesis, Trans., John H. Taylor. Long Prairie: Newman Press 1982
    Excerpt: ” CHAPTER 1 The interpretation of Scripture. The meaning of heaven and earth. 1. Sacred Scripture, taken as a whole, is divided into two parts, as our Lord intimates when He says: ”A scribe instructed in the kingdom of God is like a… More
  • The Trinity (416)

    - De Trinitate in The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, Vol. I.5. Trans., Edmund Hill. Hyde Park: New City Press, 2012
    Excerpt: “The following dissertation concerning the Trinity, as the reader ought to be informed, has been written in order to guard against the sophistries of those who disdain to begin with faith, and are deceived by a crude and… More
  • The Letters (386-430)

    - Epistulae in the Fathers of the Church, Vols. 12,18, 20, 30, & 32. Trans., W. Parsons. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
    Excerpt (from Letter 1): “I Would not presume, even in playful discussion, to attack the philosophers of the Academy; for when could the authority of such eminent men fail to move me, did I not believe their views to be widely different from… More