Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"City of God" XXII.25-26

Chapter 25-26:
We must reject the pagan doctrine that the physical body is evil and will not be resurrected. God has promised that we will be raised to life whole, and demonstrated the truth of and His faithfulness to this promise in the resurrection of Jesus. Will we choose to believe small and sinful men over these great promises and actions?
Augustine has already argued against Porphyry's doctrine on this issue, even drawing on Plato (whom Porphyry claimed as his authority)--here Augustine recaps his arguments and reminds us that we ought to reject this hatred of the body.

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