Augustine: Cain and Abel, forerunners of the Two Cities, pt. I

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

“the conflict between Cain and Abel displayed the hostility between the two cities themselves, the City of God and the city of men.  Thus the wicked fight among themselves; and likewise the wicked fight against the good and the good against the wicked.  But the good, if they have reached perfect goodness, cannot fight among […]

Augustine: Two loves and two cities

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

As I’ve been preaching through 1 John, I’ve been constantly reminded of St. Augustine’s City of God and his insights into the two Cities, the City of Man and the City of God.  He wrote this great treatise in 413 AD, after the Vandels had sacked Rome, which was called “the eternal city”. This conquest prompted […]