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The 2 experiences during this booklet make clear a stress that dominates the whole theological taking into account Augustine: Is Augustine's theology to be seen as Christocentric or theocentric? every one learn takes as its place to begin a facet of the Christocentrism/theocentrism query that's in keeping with a quick evaluate of others' writings approximately Augustine, by means of a survey of Augustine's most crucial writings.

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The 2 reviews during this publication make clear a pressure that dominates the full theological taking into consideration Augustine: Is Augustine's theology to be seen as Christocentric or theocentric? every one research takes as its start line a facet of the Christocentrism/theocentrism query that's according to a brief evaluation of others' writings approximately Augustine, by way of a survey of Augustine's most vital writings.

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Fro rn the proud, (lhe one) who through . . cre,a. iveo those diligently sl-cking the creator hims of [God"s self] alone. So it was well said by the l ord. Uful n:scan:he-. : ~uch lhoroogh im,~sti,gations inlo cre:ued nature. te the crearor. tnks. l1J;hl nnd as they ~m:~ beca~ they were proud. So. \C thmgsjrom the ,,•ise and the J:nowin_g. oJUI ha\'t! re1·~aled them to tile lilt it fme''· What little ones? •ro: This humble faith bas its o1i gin in the incarnation of God. Ch1iSt abased himself in order tO break the 3l'I'Ogance Of humnn hcingS and thUS also tOCOnlJUCr pride as the origin of sin: ""That high priest, you.

By faith. Whither are we going? To Oui\1. " More panicularly. as Augustine emphasizes with his eye on the Pelagian heresy. Christians lllliSI believe in the one Mediator. \US, and in his rc:surrection. 111 It is wo•·rh noting. however. is res· un·cctkm. n Jews aud pagans, he thinks. licvl.! th~lt Clu·ist Jived and died. -c by wh1ch God justifies the wicked and ~le to es1abli~h their own JU~uce by "hich the proud are proven guih). to This faith in Chrbt. moreover. has its origin in Christ himself.

Is res· un·cctkm. n Jews aud pagans, he thinks. licvl.! th~lt Clu·ist Jived and died. -c by wh1ch God justifies the wicked and ~le to es1abli~h their own JU~uce by "hich the proud are proven guih). to This faith in Chrbt. moreover. has its origin in Christ himself. For when pet·sons walk in faith toward the truth. ->Cif. in its real fn- C:lm:u ion. lhlll £rounds their faith. SO lhal it is through lhC human being, Clwisr, that the way ro God becomes possible for them. ''In order to give a [person's ] mind S•'Cater cuntldcnce in its j ourney toward' rho truth along the way of fniLh, God the Son of God, who is .

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