Insights from Serge Lancel on Augustine

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I have mentioned in a prior post the tome by Serge Lancel, St Augustine (SCM Press, 2002--English translation).  As someone who desires to be a theologian, I have long been attracted to Augustine, and my dissertation and some of my writing has been in this area.  I determined a while back that I needed to work through Lancel's 590 page volume. . .

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Augustine on approaching Scripture

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Serge Lancel's St Augustine is a 590 page tome on Augustine.  It is a treasure.  Lancel (p. 31) helpfully summarizes what Augustine says in Confessions about approaching Scripture.  In his Confessions, Augustine is "reliving that first failure in his mind's eye [i.e., the failure to appreciate and be drawn to Holy Scripture because of its apparently rough and unsophisticated nature]," and Augustine compates "entering" Scripture to "entering a cavern: you must lower your head to go in, which the proud are unable to do; but then the eye becomes accustomed and the vault soars above you."   Lancel's St Augustine is published by SCM Press (2002).

Mark Elliott's "The Reality of Biblical Theology"

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I am currently reading and reviewing Mark Elliott's The Reality of Biblical Theology (Peter Lang, 2007). . .  

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John Carroll's "The Wreck of Western Culture"

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I mentioned a word about Andreas Kinneging's new book (at least new in English translation), The Geography of Good and Evil: Philosophical Investigations (ISI, 2009).  ISI was also kind enough to send me a copy of John Carroll's The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited (ISI, 2008) . . .

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