Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review of THE THEOLOGY OF AUGUSTINE by Matthew Levering

Augustine of Hippo was one of the most influential Christian thinkers in history. I was introduced to Augustine a few years when I read about him in a Bible Study book I was going through. From there I decided to read his Confessions, which forever sealed in my mind that our hearts are restless until they find rest in God. In almost any theological book you read, you'll probably see Augustine's name mentioned at least once and probably several times. Augustine was a prolific writer of a large body of work in the area of theology. With so many works to his name, how does someone grasp exactly what Augustine taught? Where do you start?

Michael Levering has written an incredible and accessible introduction to Augustine's thought in his book THE THEOLOGY OF AUGUSTINE. In this book, Levering looks at seven of Augustine's most important works. His disects each, giving summaries and hitting on the high points of Augustine's theological thought in each. You'll learn how Augustine saw the Bible and his approach to it. You'll be exposed to the passion with which Augustine pursued God.

This book gets me even more excited about studying Augustine further and functions as a very readable introduction to Augustine's theology. 

Review copy provided Baker Academic

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