To Glorify God by Training Christian Leaders to Reach a Multiethnic Urban World for Christ

By Nicholas Piotrowski (on

St. Augustine (354–430) is commonly considered the greatest of the Church Fathers.  He was certainly the most influential.  He not only summed up the excellent teachers before him, but also cultivated new theological ground out of which the burgeoning medieval theology would grow.  The Reformation (over 1,000 years after his death!) has been described as a battle over his theology.  Both Protestants and Catholics wanted to claim him as their own (for different reasons).  And to this day, his books The City of God, On the Trinity, and The Confessions are still read for their theological and devotional value.  There is not a Christian alive today has not been influenced—directly or otherwise—by this North African bishop of Hippo

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