Therefore do not seek to understand in order to believe, but believe that thou mayest understand.

— Augustine, Tract. Ev Jo 29.6, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, ed. Philip Schaff (Peabody, MS: 1995), 184.

  One thought on “Quote of the Week: Augustine

  1. Larry Peckham
    July 18, 2014 at 11:20 am

    and St. Anselm’s “…handing down in writing the proofs of a certain doctrine of our faith, which I was accustomed to give to inquirers; (because) “…they ask, not for the sake of attaining to faith by means of reason, but that they may be gladdened by understanding and meditating on those things which they believe; and that, as far as possible, they may be always ready to convince any one who demands of them a reason of that hope which is in us.”

    Cur Deus Homo, by St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033 – 1109),

  2. August 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks for the quote, Larry.

    Anselm considered himself a good Augustinian.

    Best regards.

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