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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

servants.  Yet now, in ungrateful pride and most impious madness, and at the risk of being punished in everlasting darkness, they perversely oppose that name under which they fraudulently protected themselves for the sake of enjoying the light of this … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

and of which the very largest were selected as sanctuaries, that full scope might thus be given to the expansive compassion which desired that a large multitude might find shelter there. Therefore ought they to give God thanks, and with … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

perceptions, to attribute the severities and hardships inflicted by their enemies, to that divine providence which is wont to reform the depraved manners of men by chastisement, and which exercises with similar afflictions the righteous and praiseworthy, – either translating … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

mercifully disposed might fall upon them. And, indeed, when even those murderers who everywhere else showed themselves pitiless came to those spots where that was forbidden which the license of war permitted in every other place, their furious rage for … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

its prejudice, had they not found in its sacred places, as they fled from the enemy’s steel, that life in which they now boast themselves. Are not those very Romans, who were spared by the barbarians through their respect for … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

earthly city, which, though it be mistress of the nations, is itself ruled by its lust of rule. Chapter 1. – Of the Adversaries of the Name of Christ, Whom the Barbarians for Christ’s Sake Spared When They Stormed the … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Augustine

raises us, not by a quite human arrogance, but by a divine grace, above all earthly dignities that totter on this shifting scene. For the King and Founder of this city of which we speak, has in Scripture uttered to … Continue reading

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