We’re still celebrating Augustine week around here, so here are some links to the best Augustine websites around the internet. These should be your starting point if you’re looking for Augustine’s works online, lists of good books and articles about Augustine, or links to other resources. I couldn’t find any good lists of lectures, which is why I compiled my own list of free audio resources yesterday.
Here are what I have found to be the best and most helpful Augustine websites on the internet (ranked by how useful they’ve been for me):
1. Augnet: an excellent resource that should be your starting point; particularly good for its biographical information on Augustine and introductions/summaries of many of his works.
2. Patristics Bibliobraphy #7: your one stop shopping center for bibliographic information on works about Augustine in 15 categories.
3. James O’Donnel: one of the best resources out there, but make sure you use this link since many of the others on the web point to an older (and unused) website.
4. Sant’ Agostino: the “works” link on this site offers a great list of works available online in English.
5. Ad Limina Apostolorum: a great (and easy to use) list of Augustine resources, though many of the links are dated.
6. Dave Armstrong: this link will take you to an archived version of the website (all I could find) with a nice list of online articles.
And, of course, you can’t neglect other websites devoted to patristics or church history in general. The following are among the better of those:
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library
- The Medieval Sourcebook
- New Advent
- Early Church Texts
- The Ecole Initiative
- Patristics in English Project
- St. Pachomius Library
- Bibliographies for the Study of Early Christianity & Patristic Theology
If you know of a really good website devoted to Augustine that you think is at least as good as the six I listed above, please let me know so I can check it out.
- Apparently iMonk has been getting some pushback for their recent posts on the New Calvinism (anyone surprised?). So, today Mike offers a few responses “with all due respect.”
- You’ve probably heard by now about Stephen Hawking’s declaration that God didn’t create the universe (for good comments see here, here, here, and here). If you want to read more about the book in which Hawking makes this argument, The Grand Design, here is the Washington Post review.
- James Smith explains why you need to pick a specific discipline for your graduate studies.
- Collin Hansen has some great thoughts on the difficulties of pastoral succession.
- Scot McKnight summarizes Allister McGrath’s four ways in which theologians actually have some value for the church. I’m really hoping that there’s more than four, but it’s a start.
- Justin Taylor offers some great resources for reading the Church Fathers.
- Peter Leithart has some great comments on the relationship between low sacramentalism and Arianism.
- Christopher Hitchens responds to the idea that God gave him cancer as punishment for his atheism: “The vengeful deity has a sadly depleted arsenal if all he can think of is exactly the cancer that my age and former “lifestyle” would suggest that I got.”
- And, just in case you’re tempted to get something productive done today, Joe Carter offers 30 videos to distract you while you wait for the labor day weekend.
Here is a copy of my paper in the Old Word Format for those of you who haven’t upgraded yet :). See post below for Word 2007 document.
Here is my paper for my Greek Fathers class. It is a survey of the Doctrine of Theosis.
This paper “Becoming Like God?” is an overview of the understanding of theosis in a few of the early Greek Church Fathers. It is meant as an overview and not a precise understanding of one Church Father because understanding theosis through one Church Father really limits the scope of what theosis meant to these men. The paper begins by trying to form a definition of theosis from the Church Fathers so that definition can be used when reading through each of the surveys of the Church Fathers. The paper then moves into the proponents of theosis beginning first with two key passages in the Bible (Gen. 1:26 and 2 Pet. 1:4). Then the paper surveys the Church Fathers beginning with Irenaeus and ending with John of Damascus. The final part of the paper is a few critiques of the doctrine of theosis and application of this doctrine in an Evangelical framework.