Augustine “The Enchiridion”

Augustine wrote the Enchiridion, which means "handbook," as an introduction to the Christian life in which he expounds the three virtues of faith, hope, and love. This short work is the best introduction to the thought of this profound theologian which is simultaneously profitable for even the newest Christian and yet opens up doors to … Continue reading Augustine “The Enchiridion”

Augustine “On the Trinity: Book 5 (Pocket Edition)”

No other post-biblical theologian has had so great an influence on Christianity and the world than Saint Augustine, and On the Trinity (Latin: De Trinitate) is his deepest work, and Book 5 is the theological high-point of that work. This little book is intended to fit in your pocket, briefcase, or purse as you go … Continue reading Augustine “On the Trinity: Book 5 (Pocket Edition)”

Aquinas and Rufinus, “Commentary on the Apostles Creed”

A section by section commentary on the Apostles' Creed by Rufinus of Aqueila (345–411) and and Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), representing both the early and medieval thought.The Apostles' Creed is an early statement of Christian belief, possibly from the first or second century, but in its current form more likely post-Nicene Creed in the early 4th … Continue reading Aquinas and Rufinus, “Commentary on the Apostles Creed”

Gregory of Nazianzus, “Five Theological Orations”

Gregory of Nazianzus, along with his friend, Basil of Caesarea, and with Basil’s younger brother, Gregory of Nyssa, is considered one of the three great Cappadocian fathers.” Together, in the Fourth Century, they defended the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity against Arian sects that denied the Consubstantiality of the Son (of one and the same … Continue reading Gregory of Nazianzus, “Five Theological Orations”