Containing 79 sermons for nine different liturgical seasons on the Christian calendar, these quintessential Augustinian works provide a new look at Augustine’s thought, exploring his gift at oratory writing and the topics of his preaching.
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“‘Forgive, and you shall be forgiven; give, and it shall be given to you.’10 These are the two wings of prayer on which one flies to God: if any fault is committed against him, he forgives the offender and he gives alms to the needy.” (Page 86)
“Exult, you who are just; it is the birthday of the Justifier. Exult, you who are weak and ill; it is the birthday of the Saviour. Exult, you who are captives; it is the birthday of the Redeemer. Exult, you who are slaves; it is the birthday of the Ruler. Exult, you who are free; it is the birthday of the Liberator. Exult, all Christians; it is the birthday of Christ.” (Page 5)
“‘Do not let the sun go down on your anger,’ to which he immediately adds: ‘Do not give place to the devil,’7 as if he meant that he who does not quickly drive anger from his mind furnishes through his anger, as through a door, an opening for the Devil.” (Page 94)
“By enduring the penalty without any guilt, He cancelled both the guilt and the penalty. He cancelled the guilt by forgiving sins; the penalty, by rising from the dead.” (Page 252)
“May He who did not despise our lowly beginnings perfect His work in us, and may He who wished on account of us to become the Son of Man make us the sons of God.” (Page 6)
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Aurelius Augustinus (354–430) is often simply referred to as St. Augustine or Augustine Bishop of Hippo (the ancient name of the modern city of Annaba in Algeria). He is the preeminent Doctor of the Church according to Roman Catholicism, and is considered by Evangelical Protestants to be in the tradition of the Apostle Paul as the theological fountainhead of the Reformation teaching on salvation and grace.