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By Adam Ployd

ISBN-10: 0190212047

ISBN-13: 9780190212049

The legacy of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) keeps to form Western Christian language approximately either the Trinity and the Church, but students infrequently deal with those themes as comparable in his paintings. In Augustine, the Trinity, and the Church, Adam Ployd argues that Augustine's ecclesiology drew upon his Trinitarian theology to a stunning measure; this connection appears to be like such a lot in actual fact in a chain of sermons Augustine preached in 406-407 opposed to the Donatists, the rival Christian communion in North Africa.

As he preached, Augustine deployed scriptural interpretations derived from his Latin pro-Nicene predecessors - yet he tailored those Trinitarian arguments to build a imaginative and prescient of the charitable team spirit of the Catholic Church opposed to the Donatists. to sentence the Donatists for setting apart from the physique of Christ, for instance, Augustine appropriated a pro-Nicene Christology that considered Christ's physique because the skill for ascent to his divinity. Augustine additionally extra pointed out the affection that unites Christians to one another and to Christ in his physique because the Holy Spirit, who provides to us what he endlessly is because the mutual love of pop and Son. at the principal factor of baptism, Augustine made the sacrament a Trinitarian act as Christ supplies the Spirit to his personal body.

The booklet finally indicates that, for Augustine, the cohesion and integrity of the Church depended now not upon the purity of the bishops or the guarded obstacles of the group, yet upon the paintings of the triune God who unites us to Christ throughout the love of the Spirit, whom Christ himself provides in baptism.

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