Friday, August 29, 2008

Augustine's Thinking Faith


Anthony Meredith SJ of Thinking Faith explores the life and works of the man who left a great legacy to the Church in the form of his seminal writings and the theological vision he expressed in them.

At the centre of Augustine’s attempts to understand the divine nature is the central thought that God is beyond the range of the human mind. In a famous sermon [52], he writes ’If you think you have grasped him, it is not God you have grasped’ - si comprehendis non est Deus. Yet, while always recognising the inevitable mystery of God. Augustine does not let the limitations of the human mind deter him from his pursuit of a greater understanding of God, and there are many examples of this.

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Blogger Kansas Bob said...

’If you think you have grasped him, it is not God you have grasped’

What a great statement Alex!

How sad that so many seem to have figured God's ways out for the rest of us :)

11:55 PM  

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