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The Great Humility of God

Augustine of Hippo:

“The pride of man, which is the chief hindrance against his cleaving to God, can be confuted and healed through the great humility of God.

Man learns how far he has gone away from God and what it is worth to Him as a pain to cure him, when he returns […]

Two Cities

Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430):

Mankind is divided into two sorts: such as live according to man, and such as live according to God. These we call the two cities…. The Heavenly City outshines Rome. There, instead of victory, is truth.

From St. Augustine’s classic work, The City of […]

Thomas Aquinas: The "Dumb Ox"

Born in his family’s Italian castle at Roccasecca in 1225, Thomas Aquinas grew up to be a known as an unattractive and heavyset man who suffered from dropsy (edema) and had one eye that was unmistakably larger than the other. He was not the most charismatic and dynamic figure but rather a silent, introspective […]

The Athanasian Creed

Last week, we highlighted the life of church father Athanasius with a brief biography. As one reader pointed out, Athanasius is the man that was used by God to produce what is today known as the Athanasian Creed.

On Blue Letter Bible’s FAQ page, Don Stewart addresses the role this great creed, among others, […]

Athanasius: The 5-time exile

“The Black Dwarf” is what his enemies called him. Athanasius was a dark-skinned Egyptian bishop who had few friends and plenty of enemies. He was exiled from the church five times by four Roman emperors, spending almost half of his 45 years as bishop of Alexandria in exile.

The reason for Athanasius’ exile-upon-exile was […]