Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"City of God" XX.3-4

Chapter 3:
Ecclesiastes is the great book that both explains the world as it actually is (full of "vanities") and points us to the right way to live--in fear of God anticipating the coming judgment.

Chapter 4:
Augustine is going to make his case from Scripture, both Old and New Testaments. But, he's going to start with and give preference to the New Testament, because it is that which is pointed to by the Old. So in a sense he is going to teach New Testament doctrines using proofs and supports from the Old Testament, which is what the authors of the New Testament themselves do.

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