Quote of the Week: David K. Naugle

Using current psychological jargon to describe his [Augustine of Hippo] background, a prima facie reading of his Confessions reveals that he grew up in a dysfunctional family, suffered through a childhood of unhappiness, was prone to theft and dishonesty, abhorred study and formal education, was virtually addicted to sex and food, enjoyed the life of the theatre and cabaret, studied off-beat philosophies and religions, and for a time was a single parent. His life was unquestionably disordered, and like many of our contemporaries, he found himself on a restless course in search of healing and happiness.

— David K. Naugle, “St. Augustine’s Concept of Disordered Love and It’s Contemporary Application,” March 12, 1993, http://www3.dbu.edu/naugle/pdf/disordered_love.pdf.

2 responses to “Quote of the Week: David K. Naugle

  1. Augustine was an amazing theologian and a master of rhetoric. Ken, your podcasts led me to explore and appreciate Augustine’s life and works. Thank you!

    http://sharedveracity.net/2013/04/28/how-to-handle-the-curve/

  2. Appreciate your comments, John. Augustine the ancient sage has much to teach us today.

    Best regards.

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