Men Who've Walked with God #6: St. Augustine
May 24, 1953
May 24, 1953. Running time: 33:55.St. Augustine is the father of Roman Catholic mysticism. He thinking was influenced by his mentor, Ambrose. Augustine was first a Manichean, believing life was divided in a struggle between light and darkness. But witnessing in the collapse of the Roman Empire Augustine comes to realize that only God can unite and redeem the remnants of the Empire. God is the key to salvation and the structure provided by the Roman Catholic Church is needed for people to please God. Thurman mentions Plato's influence on Augustine.
Associated Personal Entities:
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Associated Subjects:
Men Who've Walked With God (Series)
Philosophy and religion
God -- Knowableness
Catholic Church