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DOCTRINAL AND MORAL TREATISES.
INDEX OF SUBJECTS.
Abortive conceptions, question regarding resurrection of, 265.
Academics, St. Augustin once inclined to, 356.
Action, unless rightly done, sin, 360; whether implied in permission, 464, 475; always conceived in the heart, 487; indifferent, takes its character from motive, 488; some unconsciously prophetic, 495; character determined by the intention, 519.
Address, different methods of, to different classes of hearers, catechumens, 298 sq.
Admonition, desired by St. Augustin, 522.
Adultery, what? 400, 402; compared with fornication, 403; is evil, while even second marriage is good, 443; might be justified on same grounds as lying, 487, 488; some guilty of, fear perjury, 500; penance done for, 575.
Æsop, Fables of, 494.
Ætiology, explanation by, 349.
Aged, marriage, 400.
Ages, seven; the last to be an age of rest, 301.
Ages of the world, the six, 307.
Alexis, of Plato and Virgil thought allegorical, 355.
All things gathered together in one in Christ, expounded, 257.
Almighty, what He Who is, cannot do, 569.
Almsgiving, will not, without change of life, atone for sin, 260; the greatest, is forgiveness of debtors and love of enemies, 261; the first, is to pity our own souls, 262; advanced by Christianity, 364.
Ambrose, St., Bp. of Milan, heard by St. Augustin, 356.
Analogy, explanation by, 349.
Ananias, appearance to St. Paul, 550.
Angel, Temple may not be built to an, 374.
Angels, the fallen, God’s judgment on, 246; who fell not, 246; nothing certainly known of their social organization, 256; bodies assumed by, 256; what Christ did for man was in a sense done for them, 257; may communicate the events of time to the dead, 359; cannot sin, 385; entertained by Lot, 463; ministry of, to Lazarus, 541; free of both worlds, 548.
Anger, darkens the mind’s eye, 490.
Anima, animus, mens, 475.
Anna, and Susanna, 403, 413; more blessed than Ruth, 443; unless Ruth knew what was to follow; probably knew Christ should be born of a Virgin, 444; her long and early widowhood, 447; her piety, 448; recognized Christ with His Virgin Mother, 444, 448.
Antiquity, testimony of, to Religion, 363.
Apostle, God spoke in him, 521.
Apostles, common men chosen to show Christ’s power, 342; prophesied of, 343; use the four-fold exposition, 349, 350; Acts of, rejected by Manichees, inconsistently, 350; teaching handed down from, 356; effect of their labors on nations, 364; whether bound to live of the Gospel, 471, 522; Acts of the, a place to find examples, 476, 493; example of, no obligation not to labor, 505–508; maintained by holy women and those among whom they preached, 506–508; words not to be derided, 508; divided their provinces, 516; had power not to work: to speak with authority, 522; once of the world, 532; chosen not just but justified: else had first chosen Christ, 533.
Apostolic chair, succession from, and note, 365.
Apparitions, in dreams, 544–550; of the dead without their consciousness, 545 sq.; as of the living, unconscious, 545. 546, 549; images only, not of souls themselves, 545; produced by the ministry of Angels, 545, 547, 549; asking for burial, 545; use of: pointing out places of burial, 545; foretelling things future, 545; not to be denied, 545; instances of, in sleep, 545; pointing out where things should be found, 545; seen when awake, 546; in trances, 546; doctrines taught by: of Samuel to Saul, 548; of St. Felix, 548; of saints whether themselves or angelic appearances, doubtful, 549, 550; of John the Monk, 549; of Ananias to St. Paul: John would have solved St. Augustin’s difficulties, 550.
Archimedes, not to be explained by Epicurus, 353.
Arena, matches of the, 372.
Aristotle, not to be explained by an enemy, 353.
Army, of the virtues and vices, 382.
Artisans, singing at work, 514.
Asper, a grammarian, 355.
Atoms, soul not formed of, 352.
Augustin, St., when ordained Priest or Presbyter, 347; his early love of truth, 347, 349; his prayer for Honoratus, 348; how led into Manicheism (nine years in it), tempted by discussions, 348; only a “Hearer:” a worldling: contrast later, 348; his eyes weak from past delusions, 349; his book “De Spiritu et Litera,” note, 351; his belief about the Old Testament, 353; young when led into error, 353; his way of search for true religion, 356, 357; disappointed in Faustus, 356; tended at times toward Academics: his prayers for help: becomes Catechumen, 356; his purpose of writing further to Honoratus, 365; expresses doubt on a point connected with marriage, 407; not at variance with Council of Carthage, 441; his many engagements, 441; his books on marriage and virginity, 448, 454; wrote against Faustus, 448; works of, on Divine grace, 450; his works on Lying of different dates, 457; uses a homely style in practical matters, 458; his avocations, 481; life laborious, (bodily infirmity), 521, 522; did what he exhorted others to do, 522; found a Bishop’s life more laborious than a Monk’s, 521; not submitting to man’s judgment, 522; desired to be admonished, 523; never completed his Retractations, 527; visited nightly by his mother while she lived, 547; not after her death, 547.
Authority, necessity of in religion,356, 357; source of what we believe, 359; lovers of truth believe, 360; for doctrine same as for belief in Christ, 362; some probable a priori, 363; shown by miracles on multitudes, 364; brought to bear on life through numbers, 364; seat of, in Catholic Church, 365; of doctrine to be strictly guarded, 466, 483, 484.
Babylon, represents the world, 496.
Ball, pleasure of playing with, 453.
Baptism, indicates our death to sin and resurrection to life, 252, 254; open to all, both infants and adults, 252; “Come, ye blessed of My Father, receive the kingdom,” 374; makes men temples of the Holy Spirit, 374; remission of all things in, 374; received, to be guarded by good life: washes once for all: why not repeated, 375; of heretics, “a form of Godliness:” is of the Church only: remits original sin, 386; puts away all sin, 408; of children, 419; remits from all sin, 435; supposed case of lying in order to give, 499; necessary for admission to Paradise, 546.
Baptized persons pray, 435.
Bees, have progeny without intercourse, 399.
Begging Monks, 515.
Belief, See Faith; implies objects unseen, 337. 338; of historical facts, 359; different from opinion, 458; needed before understanding, 463; of a lie, not always hurtful, 466, 483; of false doctrine, a real misery, 483; in the heart, not enough without confession, 486.
Bene-dictio, better than bona dictio, 292.
Bill of divorcement, 402.
Birds, their habits alluded to, 409; who? 436; image of the proud, 516; not to be imitated in all points, 517, 518 sq.; in cages, 517; not imitated in picking food or flies, 518; caught by want of water, 348.
Blessedness, called Right Hand of God, 373.
Blessing, put for cursing, 491.
Blood, of Christ, given the pardoned to drink, 374.
Bodies of the married are holy, 405.
Body, the death of, man’s peculiar punishment, 246; resurrection of, 264, 332, 375, 540, 541; in the resurrection, spiritual, 266; material of, never perishes, 265, 529; a creature of God, 374; Temple of the Holy Spirit, 374, 444, 474, not our object in religion, 354; its peaceful members made the soul’s pattern, 389; may be holy in marriage, 443, 444; of all the Faithful is “members of Christ,” 444; soul to be preferred to, 463, purity of, depends on soul, 463, 499; Priscillianists erred concerning, 484; real good of, in the life to come, 528, 529; to be restored entire, 529; patience of Martyrs concerning their, 530; motions of, affect the mind, 542; an interest felt in, by us while living, 543, 544; overcome by the Martyrs, 544; hurt only by the pain of dying, 543, 544; faith in resurrection of, confirmed by care for the dead, 541, 550; obtained by the spirit, 543; not affected by the treatment of the corpse, 540, 541, 543, 544.
Bread, daily breaking of, at Troas, the Eucharist, 514.
Bridegroom, Christ the, 343.
Burial, in the memorials of Martyrs, 539, 542, 549, 550; place provided for, 539; want of, does not affect the dead, 540, 541, 543, 544, 545; a grief to the living, 544; external rites of, for the comfort of the living, 540, 544, 550; no benefit to the wicked, 540, 544; care for, a duty, 541; why? 544; by the Patriarchs and their children, 541; significative, 541; commended in Scripture, 541; rewarded, 541; want of, and place of, does not hinder the resurrection, 540, 541; or rest, 541, 543, 545; place of, a benefit only as occasioning prayer, 542, 543, 550; to slight, irreligious, 545; place of, naturally, a subject of interest, 543, 544; loss of, how a punishment; how a kindness, 544.
Business distracting the mind unsuitable to preachers, 405.
Butler, Analogy, 337.
Calling, each to remain in, 509.
Candidianus, bearer of St. Augustin’s book on “Care for the Dead,” 551.
Canticles, prophecy of Christ and the Church, 343.
Caring for temporal things forbidden, 504.
Caring not, by some limited to spiritual wants, 503.
Carnally-minded like grass, 516.
Cassiodorus, his book, De Inst. Div. Lit., 347.
Catechumen, examination of, as to his views, 288; specimen of address to (1) one of worthy views, (2) one of false aims, 299; formal admission of, 312; St. Augustin becomes one, 356; learned and repeated the Creed, 369; still under sins, 375; having a second wife, case of, 408.
Catholic, title of, whose by consent, 356.
Cataline, his powers of endurance, 528.
Cato, cited, 408.
Chalcedon, Council of, excommunicates (Church) widows who marry, 441.
Character, care of, a point of charity, 453.
Characterem, (of Baptism), 375.
Charity, the Church abides in, 374; of the married state, 400; shown in communicating any good to others, 441; in keeping good repute, 453; unity of the Church belongs to, 535; a mark of the free-born, 535.
Chase, simile of, 457.
Chastity, advanced by Christianity, 364; of continence, better than married chastity, 411; wedded, is a good, 443, 445; wedded, is God’s gift, 450; complete (integritas), of virgins and widows, 450; spiritual delights in, 452; not to be broken to save a life, 463; or a soul, 499; not lost by violence, 463, 475; of mind what, 475, 499; of mind to be preserved for detecting heresy, 487; is of the truth, 498, 499; cannot teach adultery, 499.
Children, probably involved in the guilt, not only of our first parents, but also of their own immediate parents, 252; know their parents by faith, 338, 360; exorcised, 369; loss of, 372, 530; why baptized, 419; the Three Holy, Song of, 438; having, a reason for not marrying again, 445; spiritual, may serve instead of natural, 445, 450; virginity of, a compensation to parents, 445, 448; desire of, lawful, but not praiseworthy, 445; having, a blessing, not a merit, 447, 448; bringing up well, is of good will, 448; spiritual fruits in place of, 451, 452; lawfully begetting, for God a good work, 488; power of a parent over, 490.
Childhood, why a grown man may prefer, 352.
Christ, birth of, 249, 371; being the only Son of God, is at the same time man, 249; grace of God in His birth, 250, 251; made sin for us, 251; not regenerated in the baptism of John, 253; took away original sin and all other sins, 253; His life typical of the Christian life, 254; second coming of, 255; advent of, why foretold, 286; shows God’s love to us, 287; generation of, as Son of God and the Word, 322 sq.; neither made by nor less than the Father, 323; born through the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, 325; as God, has no mother, 325; Passion, Burial and Resurrection of, 326; Ascension of, 326; Session at the Father’s Right Hand and Coming to Judgment, 326, 327; relation of, as Son to the Father, 328 sq.; the Seed of Abraham, 339; nations blessed in, 339; so honored though crucified, a miracle, 340; witnessed to by Jewish prophecy, 342; sufferings of, contrasted with His Victory, 342; name of, honored even by heretics, 343; the Bridegroom, 343; used the four ways of exposition, 349, 350; veil of Law done away by, 351; teaching handed down from, 356; even heretics bid us believe in, 361; on whose testimony we do so, 362; planted His religion by the way of faith, 363; Death and Resurrection of, shut out fear, 363; various miracles of, their use, 364; effects of His Incarnation and Teaching, 365; God in true Man, 364; without sin, restores from sin, 369, 370; what He teaches of Himself, 371; His lowly Birth, Passion and Death: born perfect as Son of God, 371, 372; born of the Virgin in the fullness of time: God and Man: death of, a pattern to martyrs; Resurrection of, 372, 375; sets a prize as in the arena, 372; arose to die no more, 372; example of, exceeds Job’s, 373; His Sufferings and Ascension, 373; shall come to judge the quick and the dead: the Church abides in, as branches in a Vine, 374; the Root: sin of killing, not unpardonable: members of, shall follow Him, 375; our pattern: condescends to our slowness, 380; and the Church, their union, 388; heretical notion concerning, 389; came in real flesh, 389; took a human body and a human soul, 390, 364; really hungered and thirsted: saw fit not to abstain like the Baptist, 410; the object of love, 437, 452; taught humility when near His Passion, 429; Himself the model for virgins, 429, 431; the object of virgin love, 437; crucified, to be gazed on with the inward eyes, 437; may not be loved a little, 444; recognized by Anna as a child, 444, 448; conceived in chastity, can make virginity fruitful, 446; loves an inward beauty, 446; a Husband, in the Spirit, to the married as to the Church, 446; shown to be the worthiest object of love, 452; did and commanded all for our salvation, 462; no lie to be told about, 466; patience of, perfect, 470; yet did not literally turn the other cheek, 470; sayings of, that seem false, are figurative, 476, 494; denied before men in pretending heresy, 485; few deny sincerely, 486; kept back some truth, 491; called a “Rock,” “Lion,” 491; under our sins figured by Jacob, 492; Himself a Prophet, 494; assumed show of ignorance, 494; His feigning, 494; exhorts Martyrs to patience, 529; forbearance of, to Judas, 529; chose and justified the Apostles, 533; faith of, saved the old Saints, 533; made poor for our sakes, 535; poor of, to be made rich 539.
Christians, nominal, described, 311; more numerous than Jews and Pagans united [in the Roman empire,] 356; they are not, who forbid faith before reason, 362, 363; misrepresented, 365; work and prize of, 372; all in one commonwealth, 519; state of, as longing for inheritance, 535.
Christian life, four stages of, 275.
Church, is the Temple of God, 255; condition of, in heaven, 256; redeemed by blood, 257; history of, in four stages, 275; in its likeness to a Vine, 309; the Catholic, 331; quotes herself as fulfillment of prophecy, 339, 341; called the “Queen,” 339; visible as such, 340; is herself an evidence, 341; witness of past and future, 342; spread abroad by suffering, 342; Bride of Christ, 343; milk from the teats of, 348; with what error charged by Manichees, 353, 357; Catholic, prima facie claims of, 355; her teaching from Christ and the Apostles, 356; witnessed to by people and nations, 362; testimony of mankind leads us to, 364; doctrines of, concerning God, 365; mother of God’s children, 369; named in the Creed after the Holy Trinity: victorious over heresies, abides in charity, 374; Body of Christ: He the Head, 375; an heretical notion concerning, 389; Christ and the, 388, 389; not yet perfect, 390; made subject to Christ, 390; her daily cry, 391; the, a Mother and a Virgin, 417, 418; a holy Virgin, 420; sometimes called the kingdom of heaven, 425; the, a virgin and spouse of Christ, 446, 451, 452; includes the departed, 454; in a household, 454; authority of its practices though not in Scripture, 541; disunion with, breaks charity, 535.
City of God, St. Augustin on, 317.
Clean, who are, in God’s sight, 465.
Clergy, not bound to labor, 506–508; may claim maintenance from their people, 506, 507; all, as well as Apostles, 508, 510; employments fitted for, 511; receive support, not as mendicants, that they may escape distracting occupations, 512; injunctions to support, 511, 513; for the good of the people, 513; have same right to maintenance as the Apostles, 515, 516: ministers of His Sacrament unto righteousness, 519, 520; not to be careful, 521.
Cæcilius, not studied instead of Cicero, 354.
Coeval, image of the Coeternal, 371.
Colors, divers, signify what, 339.
Command, of the Lord, why St. Paul had none, 421.
Competentes, a step beyond other Catechumens, 547.
Consent, in thought constitutes sin, 380, 381; yielded and withheld, 387, 388; withheld is mortification of the members, 392; what constitutes, 464, 465; when it justifies doing a man wrong, 466; chastity not lost without, 475.
Constancy, in the faith of the Resurrection, 310 sq.
Continence, praised by Epicurus, 352; door of, 380, 381; why mentioned last by St. Paul, 383; God’s gift, 379, 391; the gift of God’s Spirit, 384; difficult to treat of, 379; marriage, glorious, not to be attained in our own strength, 383; forbears excuses, 384, sought of God by David, 384; required against all sin, 385; peace the prize of, 386; a healthful chastisement of our nature, 390; falsely claimed, considered, 391; its office, 391; is refusing the consent of the mind, 392; must watch the thoughts, 393; glory of perseverance in, due to the Lord, 393; the greater of two goods, 402, 411 423; and marriage, two goods, 403; compared to fasting, 403; how, is not on a level with the marriage of the old Fathers, 408, 409; a virtue of the soul, 409; in habit and act, 410; praise of the state of, 411; the root-virtue, 412; profitable for the life to come, 420, 421, 422, 424; when unwillingly professed, 429; of widows: its rank, 434; widowed, better than nuptial chastity, 443; best for those who “receive” it, 445; strength of, measures merit of widowhood, 447; of heretics not to persuade us, 448; all is God’s gift, 449; though willing, 450; term properly used of virgins and widows, 450; universal, supposed danger of, 460.
Contraries, instances of, 483.
Cornutus, a grammarian, 355.
Corruption, all things not perfectly good are liable to, 240.
Councils, weight of, against heretics, 365.
Credulousness, distinguished from faith, 357.
Creed, the Apostles’, 238; current in 4th century, 318; expounded, 321 sq.; the rule of faith or symbol, 369 sq.; not written, repeated by Catechumens: scattered through Scripture, 369; calls, not the Son Almighty, yet implies this, 370.
Crimes, penance for, 575.
Crispina, mentioned, 434.
Critics, destructive, 448.
Cross, why Christ chose, 372.
Curia, of Tullium, 546.
Curma, vision of, 546.
Custom, binding power of, 263 sq.
Cynegius, buried in the Basilica of St. Felix, 539.
Cyprian, St., on the unity of the Church, note, 365.
Danger, seeking, tempting God, 520.
Daniel and St. Paul, 423.
Day, the first and the Lord’s, 515.
Dead, souls of the, benefitted by the sacraments and alms of living friends, 272, 550; care for, 539–551; pagan opinions of, 539, 544, 545: at rest, 541, 543, 544, 545; sacrifice for, in Maccabees, 540; not affected by the condition of the body, 540 sq.; unconscious when seen in visions, 545 sq.; do not know what happens in this world, 547–549; or their happiness would be affected, 547; except in special cases, 548; perhaps by information from other spirits, 548; from Angels, 548; by dispensation of the Holy Spirit: interpose not ordinarily, 547 sq., 549; not as they please, 549; sometimes, 548, 549; a blessing thereby, 547; by extraordinary Divine permission, 549; we care and pray for, without knowing their state, 548, 549.
Death, of the body is man’s peculiar punishment, 246; the first and the second, consequences of, 267; eternal, 273; cannot injure the regenerate, 275; question of lying to prevent, 497, 498; sin worse than, 462; wrongly thought of as worst evil, 474; for mercy and truth, a gain, 497; sin the sting of, 500.
Dei fica, 532.
Demetrias, consecrated a Nun, 441; her choice of virginity praised, and note, 443, 448; became like Virgin Mary was, 449; before her mother in the kingdom, 451; grandmother of, 451; care needed for, being young, and a book recommended, 454.
Deogratias, the book on Catechising the Uninstructed, written for, 282.
Deserter, mark of, not changed, 375.
Desires, earthly, lead to endurance, 528.
Diet, what St. Augustin used, 348.
Difficulties, to be borne with, 550.
Discourse, a, often pleasant to the hearer and distasteful to the speaker, and probable explanation of the fact, 282 sq.
Disease, of nature, what, 386.
Dives, care for his brethren did not imply that he knew of their state, 548.
Divorce, why permitted the Jews, 349; rebuked by Christ, 402; may not take place for barrenness, 402, 406, 412; does not dissolve marriage, 402, 406, 412; dissolves marriage in the world’s opinion, 402.
Donatus, the grammarian, 355.
Dreams, See Apparitions, 545 sq.
Drunkenness, a fault in act or habit, 357.
Dwelling called “sitting,” 373
Earth, creation of the, 369.
Ecclesiasticus, said to be written by Solomon, not canonical, 548.
Educated, the, how to catechise, 290 sq.
Egypt, represents the world, 496.
Eloquence, few attain, yet masters of, known, 354.
Emperor, heathen, grants pardon to the courage of Firmus, 468.
End of the Lord, our example, 373.
Endurance, not patience, 426; of sufferings for worldly objects, 527; of men for temporal objects praised, 528; practised for wicked ends, 528, 529; not patience, but an example, 528; in surgical cases, worldly, 532, 534; this is animal and devilish, 532; like stupor of disease, 534; frantic, of misguided lust, 534.
Enemies, love of, 261.
Erasmus, his opinion of the “De Patientia,” 527.
Error, the nature of, 242; always an evil, 243, 245; not always a sin, 244; easy to talk against, 348; three kinds of, in reading, 351; hurts not unless believed: charitable, no evil, 352; truth frees from, falsehood involves in 457, 458; of fact does little harm, 483.
Erucius, Orations of, 354.
Esau, birthright of, what it signified, 492.
Eternal life, the penny in the parable, 426.
Eternity, no space of, between the Father and the Son, 371.
Eucharist, Blood of Christ given to drink in, 374.
Eulogius, sees St. Augustin in a dream, 545.
Eusebius, Eccl. Hist. translated by Ruffinus, 543.
Every, used for “any,” 472.
Evil, in the universe is but the absence of good, 240; there can be no evil where there is no good, 241; good and evil are exceptions to the rule that contrary attributes cannot be predicated of the same subject, 241; permission of, 267, 269, 385; turned into good by God, 269, 385, 495; man created able to choose good or evil,—choice of evil impossible in the future life, 271; co-existence of, with good, in the Church, and their final separation, 303 sq.; God not the author of, 365; not self-existent, 385; Manichæan errors concerning, 385, 386, 388; uses of, 385, 386; lusts, what, 387; perfected hereafter, not a substance, 387, 388; its nature explained, 464; question of doing less, to avoid greater, 465, 467; wrongly measured through earthly affections, 474; comparison of evils, 476; not to be done that good may come, 488.
Evil fruit, good tree cannot bring forth, expounded, 241.
Examples (see Saints), how to be judged of, 495.
Exorcism of children shows original sin, 369.
Experience, of friendship leaves room for faith, 338.
Exsufflation of Children, 369.
Eye, inward and outward, 337.
Fables, are no lies, 494.
Faith, is the gift of God, 247; without works, is dead, 259; of things unseen derided, 337; defended by analogy, 338; even after trial, 338; if due to human things, more so to divine, 339; prophesied of, a ground of faith, 343; on authority, blamed by the Manichees, 348, 356; distinguished from credulity, 357; question if still a fault, 357, 358; necessary for friendship, 357, 358, 338; teacher uses, towards learner, 357; no harm in, though reason might be used, 358; distinguished from knowledge and opinion, 359; faulty only when rash or wrong, 359; of historical facts, needful, 360; parents known by, 359, 360; most needful of all in religion, and why, 360, 361; before reason, no rashness, 362; they are not Christians who forbid faith in Christ before reason, 362; miracles lead to, 363; prepares way to wisdom, 365; before understanding, 370; is in order to eternal life, 374; and works, 392; without putting down lust, is dead, 393; in wedlock, 401; conjugal, less worthy than virginity, 442; of profession to be kept, 445; whence named, 476; of Christ, none justified without, 533; Faith, Hope and Love, God to be worshipped through, 238; their mutual dependence, 239; distinction between faith and hope, 239; love is the greatest of the three, 274.
Fall of man, through pride, 371.
Falling, danger of, 432.
Faltonia, Proba, mother of Juliana, 448.
Fame, endurance from desire of, 528.
Famine, provided against, 471.
Fatalism, its excuses blasphemous, 384.
Fate, inconsistency of those who speak of it, 384.
Father, The, how greater than the son, 249; Himself God, 327; the Beginning of The Son, 328; hath not His Being from The Son, 329; nor from any other, 329; The Son anointed by, 339; One God with The Son, 370; coeternal with Son imaged by coeval, 371; doth what he will, never without The Son, 371.
Faustus, the Manichee, attacked Patriarchs’ marriages: his pretensions and failure, 448.
Feast, conversation at a, 357.
Feigning, in our Lord no falsehood, 494.
Fellowship, attainable without marriage, 403.
Female, contrasted with male, 408.
Fides, from fieri, 476.
Filth of soul, love of any thing but God and the soul, 364.
Final goods, 403.
“Finger of God,” means the Holy Spirit, 305.
Flames of the world, 438.
Fleeing iniquity, the greatest of all alms, 262.
Flesh and blood, shall not inherit the kingdom of God, expounded, 317; living after what? 383; meaning of, in Scripture, 383, 384; how saved, 387; Manichæan error concerning, 388, 389; as created, spoken well of by St. Paul, 388; Christ’s was true, 389; not evil: likened to the Church, 389, 390; its works, may be sins of the soul, 391.
Flood, the, a sacramental sign, 303.
Flora, a pious widow, 539.
Forgery of wills, 488.
Fortitude, spirit of, 535.
Fowlers, why the, cover up waters, 348.
Foxes, who? 436.
Free, why man is left, 385.
Free-born, love is of, 535.
Free-will, lost by sin, 247.
Fronto, informant of Consentius, 483.
Fruitfulness, not to be compared to virginity, 419.
Fruits, thirty, sixty, and hundred fold, 434.
Gaul, martyrs of, 542.
Generation, of The Son from eternity, 371.
Genius, finds not truth without God’s help, 358.
Gift, The Holy Ghost called, 339.
Girding the loins, what? 386.
God, to be worshipped through faith, hope and love, 238; in what sense said to be angry, 248; Grace of, displayed in Christ, 249; in election, 268, 533; Peace of, 257; pardons sin, but on condition of penitence, 258; alone decides what sins are trivial and what not, 262; does well even in the permission of evil, 267; Will of, never defeated, though much is done contrary to His will, 269; always good, but sometimes fulfilled through the evil will of man, 269; Grace necessary to salvation before the fall, 271; foreknew the sin of the first man, and ordered His own purpose. accordingly, 271; is Love, 275 sq.; severity of, 287; finger of, signifies the Holy Spirit, 305; exclusive eternity and omnipotence of, 322; blessed Abraham, 339; most fitly born of a Virgin, 339; is not in any special place, 341; the True, now invoked by all, 342; if Almighty created matter, 322; just in binding men by law, 351; frees from the Law, but condemns it not, 351; dwells in pure souls, 353; reasons concerning, understood by few, 358; helps those who go humbly and charitably, 358; knowledge of, true wisdom, 360; search for true religion presupposes faith in, 361; cannot be displeased with our believing, 361; demands faith, 362; the wise most near to, 363; mercy of,. shown in Christ, 363; now known by nations not to be of earth or fire, 364; Old Testament charged with false doctrine about, 365; providence of, points out the Church, 364; no substance but is of Him, 365; Father of those to whom the Church is Mother, 369; The Almighty Father, cannot lie or will wrong, 369; Author of Incorruptibility: One Will of Father and Son, 370; not lost by misfortunes, 372, 373; a Temple is for Him: He creates, Who clothes, 374; permits evil, why? 385; brings good out of evil, 385; Manichæan heresy concerning, 385, 386; His nature, 386; a Physician, 386; not wanting under the law, 449; destroys not free will, 449, 450; favor of, gives continence, 449;. gifts of, no blessings unless owned, 449; all good comes from, 452; labors to win, pleasant, 453; “hates” sinners, “destroys” liars, 462, 481; who unclean in sight of, 465; hears our inward speech, 471; wronged, though not hurt, by sins of luxury, 474; to be honored outwardly as well as inwardly, 482; Priscillianists erred concerning, 484; sin against, worse than against man, 485; sometimes heals secretly, 486; we must depend on, after all means, 497; will provide where we cannot rightly, 500; impassible: passions attributed to: patience His Gift, 527, 536; Himself long-suffering, though not suffering, 527, 528; His wrath, jealousy: His “repentance” implies no error, 527; cares for our body, 529; not lost by will, 530; riches of, 531, 536; patience likens to, 532; assists the just, and justifies the ungodly. 533; free mercy of, to old Saints, 533; how first loves sinners, works in us good will, 534, 536; never lies, 565.
Gold, may be known and not had, 361.
Goliath and Zaccheus compared, 411.
Good, all things made, 240; but not perfectly good, hence liable to corruption, 240; there can be no evil where there is no good, 241;. highest, not attained without loving it, 363; brought out of evil, 385; all nature is, 386; in what degree attainable, 387; man so created, 388; the substance of the flesh is, 390; superior, makes not lesser good an evil: some, implied in “better,” 443, 446; more honored by having a good below it than an evil, 444, 446; fall from a higher, is an evil, 445, 446; all, comes from God, 452; sin aims at some, in this life, 474; temporal, may be given up without sin, 474, 475; three things to be kept, for sanctity’s sake, 475; luminous, of truth, 498; impassible, 532.
Gospels, said by Manichees to be interpolated, 350.
Government, of mankind, 385.
Gratitude, due from virgins to God, 433.
Greek, words borrowed from, 349.
Greeks, philosophers, shoemakers, 511.
Habits, hard to change, 364.
Head dress of women, 429.
Health and immortality, two goods, 403.
Hearing, studiousness of, 357.
Heresies, fight in vain against the Church, 374.
Heretic, not every one a, who believes heretics, 347; what makes a, 348; silence to be kept to a: each claims name of Catholic, 355, 356; spoils that claim by pretending to reason, 357, 363; cannot claim authority, or do without it, 362; that on which we believe Christ is against them, 363.
Heretics, or schismatics compared to twigs lopped off the vine, 310 sq.; all, would have us believe in Christ, 362; many ways condemned, 365; yet in their sins, 375; continence of, should not persuade us, 448; widows and virgins of, inferior to Catholic wives, 448; not to be tracked out by lying, 482; sin less in speaking heresy than Catholics would, 483, 485; little harm in believing, when they pretend Catholicism, 483; converted, may take comfort in their former ignorance, 485; converted, will correct others, 486.
Hidden life with Christ, 392.
Holy Spirit, the birth of Christ is of The, 250; is not the Father of Christ, 250; Holy Spirit and the Church, 255; is not a creature, 256; sin against The, 264; signified by the expression, finger of God, 305; mission of, on Pentecost, 308; The third Person of the Trinity, 327; His individuality and offices, 329; body of any Christian, a temple of, 444; speaking in St. Paul, 513.
Honoratus, several of the name, 347; one a companion of St. Augustin, a lover of truth, 347; prayed for, 348, 349; how led astray, 348; not then a Christian, 348; his friendship with St. Augustin, 351; will wonder at the Old Testament being called pure, 353; called on to take more pains, 355; a sincere and earnest inquirer, 365.
Honorius, laws of, against idols, 337.
Horace, fable quoted, 494.
House, temporal and eternal, 496.
Hundredfold fruits of virginity, 434.
Hunting, pleasure of, 452.
I AM, meaning of the Name, 324.
Idleness leads to vain talking, 516.
Idolaters, a minority, 355.
Image, of God, in the mind, 524.
Images, of persons and things seen in visions, 545 sq.
Imitation of Christ, 427.
Immortality, the penny in the parable, 426.
Impatience, evil of, 527.
Impurity, legal, not always sin, 409.
Incest, compared with adultery and fornication, 402.
Incorruptible, begets Incorruptible, 370.
Incorruption, future gain of, 529.
Instrumental, goods, 403.
Integritas, said of virgins and widows, 450.
Intention, determines the character of an action, 520.
Interpolations supposed in Holy Scripture, 350.
Involuntary continence estimated, 429.
Israelites, whole people as it were a prophet, 444.
Israelitess, without guile, Rahab became, 497.
Jealousy, attributed to God, 527.
Jehu, falsehood of, no safe example, 482.
Jericho, represents the world, 496.
Jerome, St. opinion of, about St. Peter’s simulation, and note, 461.
Jesus, supported by pious women, 506.
Jewish Christians, kept the Law, 509.
Jews, named from Judah, 339; our witnesses to prophecy, 342; permitted to ill-treat our Lord, 373; many of, murderers of Christ, forgiven, 374; and heathens, out numbered by Christians, 355; their notions of defilements, 469; priesthood of, become vile, 470; heart of, called “stony,” 491; rites of, culled “sacramenta,” 493.
Job, his example cited, 409; patience of, in various temptations, 530; was thought to worship God, for temporal things: compared with Adam, 530; trials of, extreme, 372; tempted by his wife: stood fast in God, 373; restored to prosperity for our example, 373.
Joke, a, not a lie, 458.
Joseph, St. chosen to evidence the perpetual virginity of St. Mary, 511.
Jotham, parable of, 494.
Judah, Jews named from, 339.
Judah, fornication of, no example, 495.
Juliana, thanks St. Augustin for a warning: asked him to write, 441; not to take all as written for herself, 441, 448; had children when left a widow, 445, 448; highest achievements open to, 448; is to communicate the book to others, 450; household of, a Church, 454.
Kids, skins of, meant sins, 492.
Kindred, spiritual, preferable to human, 418.
Kingdoms, two distinct, after the resurrection; Christ’s and the Devil’s, 273.
Kiss, not refused to Judas, 529.
Knowledge, different ways of desiring, 357; distinguished from opinion and belief, 359; of evil, no misery, 359; matter of belief may be called, 360; and charity, two goods, 403; all who know, partake of, 528; of difficult questions, a divine gift, 549.
Labor, pleasure in, 453; those able to, happier, 515; a duty of monks, 514; practised in good monasteries, 516; humbling effects of, on the wealthy, 518; for the common store, 519;. in the rich more charitable than alms-giving, 535.
Lamps, burning, what, 386.
Laurentius, the Enchiridion addressed to, 237.
Law, counsel given beyond, 461, 462; of God unmoved by circumstances, 489; of nature, 407; under, in, without distinguished, 509; Jewish, permitted eating in the fields, 517; supposed wish to combine, with the Gospel, 351; Ceremonial, mysteries of, 351; in the letter, killeth; wants an expounder, 353.
Laws, of man, in some sort Christian, 356.
Laying out more, St. Paul, 515.
Lectures of Rhetoricians, 545.
Left-hand, what means, 374.
Leisure, what, had St. Paul, 466.
Leonas, messenger of Consentius, 481.
Liar, not every is a, who lies, 466.
Lie, never allowable, but differs much in guilt, 243; not allowable to save another from injury, 245; question if ever lawful, 457 sq.; a joke is not a, 458; nor a mistake, 458; definition of, 458, 459, 494; how to be safe from, 460; question if ever useful, 460, 491; examples quoted in favor of, 460, 495, 500; cases of danger requiring, 460, 462, 490; condemned as false witness, 460; condemned more generally, and note, 460, .468, 476; allegory is not, 460, 491; sometimes allowed in imperfect state, 461; New Testament never favors, 461, 493; God hates, even to destroying, 462, 482; corrupts the soul, 463; any sin as easily justified, 463, 495; good men lose authority by telling, 464; about Christ, 466; several cases of, 466; none lawful in doctrine, 466, 490; not to be told to give pleasure, 467; useful, question of, 467, 472, 474, 495; if not to defend crime, 467; how to escape, when questioned, 468; how to escape, when silence betrays, 469; five kinds of, condemned: three still questioned, 469; wish to use, forbidden, 472; what, threatened with destruction, 473; Deceit is, even if not “false witness,” 473; a harmless one, to save pudicity of body, allowed, 475; eight sorts of, all shown to be evil, 476; which sorts less culpable: none is good, 481, 482; examples of, quoted from Scripture, 482, 491; every, contrary to truth, 482; pretending heresy worse kind of, 483; metaphor or antiphrasis, is not, 491; none is “just,” 495, 484; no holy person glories in, 496; one, leads to another, 498; about religion worst, 498, 500; not to be told to save a soul, 499; rather trust God, 500; put for sin in general, 500; not less than lewdness, 500.
Lips, have spoken if the heart has consented, 338.
Literal sense, the usual one of the Epistles, 504.
Liturgy, quoted, 449.
Living after man, is living after the flesh, 383.
Love, greater than faith and hope, 274; is the end of all the commandments, 275; action of, 286 sq.; “perfect, casteth out fear,” 330; act of, invisible, 338; only way to attain the highest good, 363; submits without hope of temporal rewards, 373; of husband for wife, Apostolical argument for, 388; fears to displease God, 431; owed to God by virgins, 433; of Christ, on the part of virgins, 437; the remedy for pride, 437; of neighbor as self, 462; misdirected, makes false estimates, 474; rectitude of, the soul’s chastity, 475, 476; of God, is His gift, 532; the ground of patience, 532, 534; kindled by The Holy Spirit, 532; of creature: already in creature loving, 534; of God, not in creature unless given, 534.
Lucretius, error of, about the soul, 352.
Lucus quod non luceat, 491.
Lust, what is chiefly so called, 380, 381; our enemy, to be resisted, 381; its resistance the business of man, 382; proved to be of the soul as much as of the body, 391; how put down, 393; sexual, its sinfulness, 401; definition of, 463.
Maccabees, book of, referred to, 540.
Madmen, strength of, not healthy, 448.
Male and female, contrasted, 407.
Manichees, object to believing on authority, 348; their pretence of reasons and learned discussions, 348; refute rather than prove, 348; their contemptuous phrases: attack the Old Testament, 349; think Scripture interpolated, and how, 350; of what error they accuse the Church, 353; worship the sun, 353; boasted of Faustus, 356; inquire origin of evil, 365; charges of, against Scripture: of bloodless bodies, but coarse minds, 365, 366; their heresy, 385, 386, 388, 389; refuted: dismissed, 388, 390; their saying, 410; their heretical opinion, 413; said the law was not of God, 509.
Manichæans, place claimed for among the Apostles, 350.
Mansions, many in heaven, 426.
Marriage, fools should consult the wise about 361; many have learned to despise, 364; its end, 391; not regarded as unholy by the Fathers, 398; a lower state than virginity: first bond of society: that of our first parents, holy, 399; Christ went to one, 400; how a good, 400, 402, 412; intended as well for fellowship, 400; of aged persons, 400; continence in, praise-worthy, 400; brings good out of evil: its uses, 400, 401 402; its grave joy, 400; how far certain compacts deserve the name of, 401; its abuse, not the sin of marriage, 401; Sacramental, 402, 406, 408; the lesser of two goods, 403, 411, 422, 423; of the just, better than the virginity of the impious, 403; not evil, but good, 402, 403, 409; in what sense it is “better” not to marry, 403, 407; was once a duty: St. Paul’s view of, 404; not sinful, 404, 408; to be not sinful must be without excess, 404; holy, though the partner is unholy, 405; that looks only to pleasing God, rare, 405; how piously contracted by the old Fathers, 406, 407, 408, 413; cannot be dissolved, except by death, 402, 411, 412; of many wives, allowable once, 406; compared to the taking of food, 407; was once contracted with spiritual desire, 407; hard, to use it like Abraham, 413; compared to ordination, 411; goods of, three, 413; of the old Fathers, holier than virginity now, 413; summary of St. Augustin’s book on, 417; how that of the old Fathers must be regarded, 422, 423; not even indirectly condemned by St. Paul, 422 423, 424; its fruits thirty-fold only, 434; of (professed) widows wrong but valid, 441; ends with the life of either party, 442; good of, shown, in that the bodies of married Christians are members of Christ, 442; due of, not to be withheld for fear of temptation, 442; the chastity in, God’s gift, 442, 450; evil of excess in, not of marriage, but venial through it, 442; ends of: that of Sacrament: second, allowable, 443; second attacked by Montanists, etc., 443; body as well as spirit, holy in, 443, 444; more desirable in Old Covenant, 444; of Patriarchs, was for offspring, 444; provides against temptation, 445; not needed when we may have spiritual children, 445, 453; better than unstable purpose of widowhood, 441; still good under the Gospel, 446; desire of, wrong after vows, 446; argument from “marriage to Christ” refuted, 446; third or fourth, lawful, though less worthy, 446; seventh, allowed by our Lord to be marriage, 447; hard questions about, 448, 449; ranks below continence: holiness of, inferior by reason of cares, 451; less needful since the world is perishing, 452.
Married, faithful women are mothers of Christ, 419; fruitfulness may not vie with virgin chastity, 419, 420; persons may follow the Lamb, 427, 436; persons in one respect cannot follow the Lamb, 427; may be fitter than virgins for Martyrdom, 434.
Martha and Mary, 403.
Martyrs, effect of their sufferings on mankind, 464; not prayed for at the Altar, 489; patience of, in scorn and pain, 529; true, do not kill themselves, 530; who suffer out of the Church, 535; memorials of, 542, 549, 550; prayers to, 542; care for others, the living, 542, 544 sq.; ashes and bodies dispersed, of Gaul, and elsewhere, 542, 544; overcame natural regard for the fate of their bodies, 544; removed from knowledge of earthly things, 549; tormenting demons, 550.
Mechanics, became Monks, 516.
Medicine, taking, implies hope of recovery, 361.
Men, fallen, God’s judgments on, 246; restored through the mercy of God, 246; the restored part succeeds to the place lost by the rebellious angels, 247; not saved by good works, but by grace through faith, 247; needed a mediator, 248; all born of Adam are under condemnation, 246, 254; Christians truly so, 523; figure the ruling principle of the mind, 524.
Metaphor, is no lie, 491.
Mind, things in, perceived without sight, 337; of others, not directly perceived, etc., 337 sq.; prepared for truth by believing, 358, 362; of the wise brought in contact with God, 363; sovereign power of, disgraced by body’s sin, 487; parts of the, how figured, 524; patience a virtue of, 529; wounds of, 529; incomprehensible to itself, 569.
Miracle, spread of the Gospel a, 340.
Miracles, meant to produce faith, 363; what are, 364; better than reasons to impress fools, 363; point out authority, 364; some more gracious, some more wonderful: why less frequent, and note, 364; witness of, against heretics, 365.
Mistrust of self, our security, 383.
Monachism, a holy purpose, 521.
Monica, St., failed not to visit St. Augustin every night, 547.
Monks, not laboring for their own support, 503; the work of, occasion of writing, 504; honest trades for men; a holy society, 511; laziness of, a trap, 515; cause scandals, 516; to avoid giving offense, to labor and be obedient, 514; ecclesiastical occupations and teaching of, 514, 515; life holy and praiseworthy, 514; their many religious offices, 515; who have been delicately brought up, to be borne with, 516; not Evangelists nor Priests: supporters of the Monastery, 519; persons admitted without signs of amendment, 516; a heavy sin not to admit as, slaves, peasants, mechanics: some became exemplars, 516; kept stores of provisions, 517; might have dressed provisions, 517, 518; who have been rich not compelled to bodily labor, 519; none to be idle: disentangled from secular affairs, 520, 521; trusting for support in labor if able, without, if unable: called servants of God, 521; poor of Christ, 519; objects of the Bishop’s care, 521; hypocritical and vagrant, pretended ones, 521; a device of Satan to discredit that life by scandal, 521; accused of wishing to be maintained in idleness: of hawking: costuming: lying stories: begging, 521; wearing long hair, 522; life preferred to Bishop’s, 521; good ones accused and unsettled by the idle, 522; idle ones regarded as more holy, 523.
Monstrous births, and the resurrection, 265.
Montanists, attacked second marriages, 443.
Moral government of the world, 385.
Mortification of the members, what? 392.
Multitude, testimony of followed in common life, 355; must be led by steps to religion, 358: is believed regarding Christ, 362; gathered by Him in the way of faith, 363; led by faith to approve many good things, 364, 365; witness of, against heretics, 365.
Mysteries, holy, words used in celebrating, 449.
Nabal, David right in sparing, 490.
Naboth, charge against, 491.
Name, eternal, promised to the eunuchs, 425.
Nature, the Christian knows little of, except that the goodness of the Creator is the cause of all things, 239; knowledge of the causes of, unessential to happiness, 242; wonders of, familiar, 364; all, is good, 386; lust is a disease of, 386.
Nazarites, long hair a figure of the veil of the Law, 523.
Neighbor, even an alien is, 487.
Net, of the Gospel, takes bad and good, 343.
Novations, against second marriages, 443.
Nuns, holy, deceased, 434.
Nurses, believed as to parents, 360.
Old persons, why they marry, 400.
Olibrius, husband of Juliana, 452.
Omnipotence of God, 322.
Original sin, remitted by Baptism, 386.
Paint, not to be used by women, 451.
Parables, are no lies, 494.
Parcae quad non parcant, 491.
Passions, how attributed to God, 527.
Patience, of Christ, 372; of Job, 372; is not to be for temporal hopes, 372, 373; differs from endurance, 391; a great gift of God, 527; attributed to God: in what sense, 527; of God, without passion, 527, 528; in man, what, 527, 528; waits for good, 527, 529; compared with worldly endurance, 528, 531; for ill ends is no patience, 528; truth of, is in the cause, 528; not like science: both in mind and body, 529; shown without bodily pain: of our Lord toward Judas, 529; greatest against Satan’s assaults, 530; is God’s gift, 531; being from love of God, is from grace, 532; likens to God, 532; her words by St. Paul, 535; is it God’s gift? 535, 536.
Paul, his speaking by permission not of commandment, expounded, 262 sq.; once a persecutor, 309; his counsels and commands concerning marriage and virginity, 421; what “he spared,” 422; the Teacher: “vessel of election,” 442. chose the unmarried state as higher good, 442; rightly allows second marriage, 443; cared not for men’s praise, 453; St. Peter corrected by, 461, 462; kept good repute with care, 461; his answer to the high priest, 470; his oaths, 470, 474, 477; right in not “living of the Gospel,” 470; used sympathy, not falsehood, 476; charged by some with a lie, 477; not compelled by want to preach, 509; not using his liberty, 506 509, 510; bearing with the weak, 509; condescending, not of craft, 509, 510; becoming all things to all men: “becoming weak,” 509; relieved by distant Churches, 510; declined gifts to avoid suspicion of venal motives, 510, 511; labored in temporal as well as spiritual works, 511; avoiding suspicion of dishonesty, 513; rejoicing in the liberality of believers, 513; had special times for labor and teaching, at Troas: at Athens, 513, 514; could work by day and night, 515; not receiving support was to avoid offense, 515, 517; because his ministry was among the Gentiles, 515; not contrary to his Lord, 518; used means for self-preservation, 520; rapt into Paradise, 548.
Paulinus, St., of Nola, inquires about burial: his opinion, 569.
Penitence, needful for pardon of sins, 258.
Penitents, order of, 375.
Penny, in the parable, 426.
Peoples, and nations, our witnesses to Christ, 362.
Perfect, are not even to wish to lie, 472.
Perfecting, good and evil, 387.
Permission, not same as consent, 475.
Persian fable of Manichees, 365.
Pharisee and Publican, 428.
Pity, how attributed to God, 527.
Plato, hidden meanings of, in amorous writing, 355.
Pontius Pilate, named to mark the date, 371.
Posture, in prayer increases fervor, 542.
Powers that be, subjection to the, illustrated, 306.
Prayer, the daily, of the believer makes satisfaction for daily trivial sins, 260; remission of lighter sins by, 375; does more than exhortation, 450; spiritual delight in, 452, 453; helped by alms, 452; of the obedient heard, 514; interrupted for necessary labors, 518; posture at, increases fervency: yet is not necessary to it, 542.
Prayer, for the dead, 434; an universal practice, 539; at the Altar, 540; authority for, though not in Scripture: also profit of, 539, 540; do not profit all, 539, 542, 550; for all the faithful departed, 542, 543; for our departed friends, especially, 550.
Predestination, to eternal life is wholly of God’s free grace, 268.
Priesthood, of the Jews become vile, 470.
Priscillianists, exposed by Consentius, 450; inquiries of Consentius about, 457; thought it lawful to deny doctrines, 481, 486, 492; some of their notions, 484; sin less than Catholics in blaspheming, 484, 485; heresy of, overthrown by Catholic Bishops, 485; anathematize Priscillian in pretence, 485.
Prophecies, Old Testament, fulfillment of, pointed out, 313.
Prophetic meaning of Patriarchs’ care for burial, 541.
Prophets, effect of their teaching on multitudes, 364; in time of, women served God by marriage: God’s ancient people a prophet, 444; marriages of, attacked by Faustus, 448; knew only what God thought fit, 548.
Psalms, to be learnt by heart, 514.
Publican and Pharisee, 428.
Purgatorial fire, possible, 260.
Purification, why ordered under the Law, 409.
Reality of Christ’s flesh, 389.
Relics of martyrs (pretended ones), hawked about, 521.
Report, good, duty of keeping, 453.
Rhadamanthus, fable of, 352.
Rhetoric, learned from the few whom the many acknowledge, 354.
Rhyming terminations, 527.
Rising with Christ, what, 392.
Root-virtue, continence, 412.
Ruffinus, translated Eusebius’ Ecel. Hist., 543.
Rule of Faith, the Creed, 369 sq.
Sacrifice, for sin, called sin, 495.
Sacrifices, legal, not for Christians,. 351.
Sadducees, our Lord’s answer to, 447.
Saints, the, resurrection of, 266; shall know at the resurrection the benefits they have received by grace, 267; Church daily renewed in the, 340; general effect of their examples, 364; in heaven cannot sin, 385, 387; differ in merits: in glory: and joy, 426; number of the, to be completed, 453; of Old Testament saved by grace through faith, 533. 534; intercession of: prayers to, 549; prayers to: patrons, 539, 542 sq.; memorial chapels. of, 539, 542.
Sallust, referred to, 528.
Samuel, apparition to Saul, opinions on, 548.
Satan, as an angel of light, 257; tempted Job, as Adam, by woman, 372, 530; brought low, after his pride, 522; tempts. through or without instruments, 530; hurt not Job, but by God’s power, 530; fell by his own will, 534; exorcised from children, 569.
Schism, a breach of charity, 535.
School, tempting discussions in, 348.
Schoolmaster, the Law a, 351.
Scipio Africanus, his daughter portioned by the state, 519.
Scriptures, copies of, in hands of Jews, 342; of the Old Testament often figurative, 460; why contain examples as well as precepts, 470; forbid every lie, 476; no mincing of, 477; knowledge of, praised, 481; true interpretation of, to be urged, 492; three methods to be used with, 493; of Old Testament attacked by Manichees, 349, 350; why hard to defend, 349; fourfold sense of, 349; partial use of, 351; how to deal with, 351, 353; three suppositions about, 352; Church’s belief about, 353; falsely charged with absurdity, 355; believed on Church’s testimony, 362.
Secular judgments imposed on Bishops by Apostolical injunction, 521.
Sedes, dwellings called, 373.
Senators, became Monks, 519.
Sermon on the mount, 428.
Sickness of the soul, what, 386.
Similes, easy weapons to find, 348.
Simon, his example cited, 433.
Sin and Sins, results of Adams, 246; often put one for the other, 252; of progenitors, 253; guilt of the first, can be washed away only in the blood of Christ, 253; pardon of, extends over the whole mortal life of the saints, 258; trivial, 260, 263; relative magnitude of sins, 262 sq.; two causes of, ignorance and weakness, 264; remission of, 331; impossible to God: original in children, 347; law made to restrain fools from, 351; every action not rightly done is, 360; forgiveness of, in Baptism, 375; none too heinous: some are venial, some remitted by prayers, some, by penance, 374; Catechumens still under, 375; remitted to the faithful in Baptism, 386; spiritual men not exempt from, 390; venial and deadly, 402, 403; none are free from, 439; confession of, 447; not to be committed to save life, 462 sq.; confession of, required, 473; wrongly estimated by carnal men, 474; of others, not to be prevented by our own, 476, 486; not to be done to detect sin, 481; against conscience, 484; not justified by motive, 488; yet made less, 488, 496; venial not allowed, 489; alternatives of, 489, 491; of ignorance or infirmity, 490, 496, 510; forgiven for subsequent good works, 496; comes of our earthly birth: is the sting of death. 500.
Singing at work, 514.
Sitting, at the right hand of God, what? 523.
Sixtyfold fruits of widowed life, 434.
Sleep, abstinence from, 528.
Society, founded on faith, 339.
Solomon, commanded to build God a temple, 374.
Son, The, anointed by the Father, 339; said to suffer because His humanity suffered: of God is God: of man is man: of God is Almighty: why Only Son, 370; doth what He will: One God with the Father, 370; of God suffered and died: begotten before all times, 371.
Song of the Three Holy Children, 438.
Souls pure, God dwells in, 353; of the faithful departed, at rest, 541, 543; obtain the resurrection of the body, 542; rest of, not affected by the condition of the body, 540–543; nor by the events of the world, 547, 548; some free from all suffering, 547.
Speech, inward, heard by God, 471.
Spirit Holy, signified by finger of God, 305; the Apostles filled with, 342; continence the gift of God’s, 354; signified by men’s actions, 460; God, as dwelling in Temple, 350; consubstantial and coequal: called “Love,” 374; heareth all things, 471; the fire of Divine Love, 532; hence the source of patience, 532, 534.
Spy, supposed practice of, 483.
Steward of the Church must have one wife, 408.
Stewards, trusted though slaves, 358.
Stoics, wrong in making all sins equal, 495.
Subtance, none but what God begot or created, 365.
Succession, Apostolic, 365.
Suffering, for faith and humanity, praiseworthy, 469.
Sufferings, endured for worldly objects, 528.
Tamar, falsehood of, not to be imitated, 495.
Tares, borne with till the harvest, 529.
Tediousness, in catechising causes and remedies of, 293 sq.
Temple, Christian heart a, 374.
Tempting God by not avoiding danger, 508.
Terentianus Maurus, not to be read without expositors, 355.
Tertullian, unwisely attacks second marriage, 443.
Testament, Old, food for infant souls, 349; agrees with New, 349. passages that seem to condemn it, 351; veil of removed, 351; what the charge against, 353; St. Augustin’s belief about, 353; St. Ambrose’s exposition of, 356; charges brought against, 365; two, signified by Abraham’s sons, 470.
Theatre, applause of, courted by poets, 355.
Thecla, mentioned, 434.
Theft, from rich not lawful, 467; is “from the mouth” of the heart, 472; some think too much of, as compared with sins of luxury, 474; though to feed the poor, 488; is less sin than lewdness: one worse than another, 488, 489.
Thigh, signification of putting the hand under, 409.
Thirtyfold fruit of marriage, 434.
Time, shifting course of, 452.
Times, change of, 349.
Titus, St., not circumcised, and why, 461.
Tobias, commended for burying the dead, 541.
Travel, in search of instruction: to Holy Land, 355.
Truth, St. Augustin’s early love of, 347; belief prepares for beholding, 348, 349; search after, 354 sq.; lovers of, believe authority: why, made hard to discover, 361; God is, 363; state of mind needful for seeking, 365; of every statement in Scripture, 422; may be spoken in order to deceive, 459; comprises every eternal good, 463; eternal, distinguished from ordinary, 467, 474, 475; notion of keeping “in the heart,” 471, 486; love of, allows not false witness, 473; may be preferred to everything external, 475, 498; not to be wronged in defending it, 481; every lie contrary to, 483; to be kept with those without: some to be concealed from aliens, 487; nothing against it “just,” 495; defended by examples of chastity, 499, 500.
Uncircumcision, not to be feigned, 509.
Unions, three spoken of by the Apostle, 388.
Unity, in Godhead illustrated by that of souls united: but imperfectly, 370.
Unwilling continence estimated, 429.
Veils, men not to wear: why, 524.
Vengeance, less kingly than forbearance, 529.
Vice, can use the instruments of virtue, 528.
Vine, the Church in its likeness to Christ compared to, 309.
Virgin, (see Mary,) God most fitly born of a, 339; the Blessed, 403; the blessed, a type and pattern, 417; what was her highest blessedness, 418, 419; had vowed virginity, 418; was born of Christ: how both a Mother and a Virgin, 418.
Virginal chastity above marriage, 422.
Virginity, preferred to marriage, 397, 411, 422; is angelic, 403, 420; the greater of two goods, 411; to be guarded by humility, 413; that of the blessed Virgin, 418; a good, for the sake of the future life, 420, 421, 423, 424; its joys in heaven, 426; the gift of God, 432; its fruits hundredfold, 434; inferior to martyrdom, 435; preferred by St. Paul to conjugal faith, 442; goodness of, makes not marriage evil, 442; of children, a compensation to parents, 445, 448; forsaking, after profession is sinful, 445; of the Church, 446.
Virgins, brought to Christ everywhere, 340; all holy ones are Mothers of Christ, 418; rich, how they may give birth to members of Christ, 419; distinguished from sacred Virgins, 420; no “command” concerning, 421; have peculiar joys in heaven, 426; follow the Lamb, 427; need humility, 428; their grounds for loving God, 432; may be less fit than married women for martyrdom, 434, 435; encouragement to, 437; should love the fairness of Christ, 437; distinguished from the “unmarried,” 442; before widows in the kingdom, 451; special song of, 451.
Visible and invisible creation, 369.
Visions, of the unseen world, 546.
Vows, freely made, makes what was lawful unlawful. 443; wrong to desire to revoke, 445; marriage after, is not adultery, 446; but yet is worse, 446; of continence recommended, 450; a protection, 452; marriage to Christ by, 446; more laudable because not required, 446.
Vows of continence, 427.
Washing, once for all in Baptism: daily, in prayer, 375.
Watchings, use of, 452.
Water, changed into wine, 363.
Whirling, about false doctrine, 523.
Wicked, the death of, eternal in the same sense as the life of the Saints, 273.
Widowed, chastity, above marriage, 423.
Widowed, continence, its rank, 434.
Widowhood, forsaking, after profession is a sin, 445; this is not adultery, but worse, 446; long and early, greater test of continence, 447; prayer and fasting make better, 448; hard questions about, 448.
Widows, their continence, 434; Fourth Council forbade (professed widows) to marry again, 441; may be called unmarried: better among the members of Christ than married women, 442; may marry again, as Ruth, 443; more blessed if not, as Anna, 443, 447; not therefore better than Ruth herself, 444; do better in not marrying now that Christ is come, 444; having family, have no good reason to marry, 445; what they should do according to their ability, 445; merits of, in different cases compared, 447; luxurious living of, condemned, 452; humility an ornament to, 448; alms help their prayers, 452; to draw others to like profession, 453.
Will (see Freedom of), of God, invariable, 369; true submission of, to God, 373; of man, admonished and healed by grace, 449; free, made too much of, by some, 450; if man works on, much more God helps, 450; God not lost but by, 530; free, of man, gets not patience by itself, 531; why it produces hardness, yet not true patience, 531, 532; evil, made frantic by devilish incitements: the devil became devil by his own, 534; has not love of God, but by His gift, 534.
Wills, forgery of, 488.
Wisdom, man’s true, is the fear of God, 237; to be found in true religion, 354; implies knowledge concerning God and man, 360; he who has not, knows not, 361; prayer to God for, 363; is God’s gift, 433, 450; patience handmaid of, 528; true and false, true from God, 531.
Witchcraft, not to be detected by witchcraft; 500.
Witness, false forbidden, 460, 467, 469; question if lawful to save life, 464; about God or Christ, 464, 467; definition of, 467, 468; incompatible with love of truth, 473; false, might seem expedient at times, 488.
Woman, insult offered to the sun by a, 353.
Work, evil, not made good by motive, 488; to refuse, as wrong an error, 415.
Working, understood of laboring in spiritual things enjoined by the Apostle, 503.
World, spirit of this, puffs up, 449; cares of, lower married holiness, 451; passing away, a reason against marrying, 452; waits for the number of Saints, 453; trials of, require patience, 529; love of, produces worldly endurance, 532, 534; lust comes of, but also of man’s will, 532 sq.
Wounds of Christ, 437.
Wrath, in God no passion, 527.
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