Appeared in Vol. 4 No. 2

As one of the most in uential set of ideas in Christian history, St. Augustine’s thought is always significant. Long before he was a Father of the Church, however, Augustine was a man locked in a desperate search for Truth. Realizing that Truth is simply the face of reality, Augustine sought to apprehend the nature of the universe in creation itself. And in understanding the Christian doctrine of creation, this greatest of all Fathers found the beginning, explanation and end of man. In the article following, Rev. Frederick Miller summarizes Augustine’s quest, describes his method and expounds his conclusions. The resulting study awakens the reader to a fuller appreciation of the gift of life and the purpose of all created goods.

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