Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"City of God" XVI.43

Chapter 43:
Having spent much of the book on the first part of Genesis, Augustine now skims from the Egyptian captivity down to the Kingship of Saul (the next book picks up with David). All of this history, he suggests, is a picture of the life of the believer, which begins with the infancy, when we learn words, passes through childhood (when we are disciplined), and into fullness of adulthood. We also see the coming of the Law and the awareness of sin, though Augustine does not here go into detail.

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