Monday, November 23, 2015

Reflection for the Week–November 23

I’m far from an authority on Augustine, but having read him partially, I’m baffled as to why some of his views on God, self, and sin, perhaps it’s unwittingly, remain so popular today. While I think it appropriate to learn from our predecessors, and there is much to learn from the formidable Saint, Augustine’s theology is often downright Platonic, his assessment of humans frequently tends to be unbalanced, and his perception of sin as original is bewildering.