NPNF1-02. St. Augustine's City of God and Christian Doctrine
by Philip Schaff
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With over twenty volumes, the Nicene and
Post-Nicene Fathers is a momentous achievement. Originally gathered
Philip Schaff, the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is a collection
writings by classical and medieval Christian theologians. The purpose of
such a collection is to make their writings readily available. The
entire work is divided into two series. The first series focuses on two
classical Christian theologians--St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom.
St. Augustine is one of the most influential and important Christian
thinkers of all time. In addition to reprinting his most popular two
works--the Confessions and the City of God--these volumes
other noteworthy and important works of St. Augustine, such as On the
Holy Trinity, Christian Doctrine, and others. St. John
eloquent speaker and well-loved Christian clergyman. St. John took a
more literal interpretation of Scripture, and much of his work focused
on practical aspects of Christianity, particularly what is now called
social justice. He advocated for the poor, and challenged abuses of
authority. This particular volume in the series contains Augustine's
City of God and On Christian Doctrine. The Nicene and
Fathers is comprehensive in scope, and provide keen translations of
instructive and illuminating texts from some of the greatest theologians
of the Christian church. These spiritually enlightening texts have aided
Christians for over a thousand years, and remain instructive and
fruitful even today!
CCEL Staff Writer
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