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Naming the Mystery: An Augustinian Ideal

The Augustinian Institute, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
Academic Editors: Scott McGinnis and Chris Metress
Religions 2015, 6(1), 204-210; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel6010204
Received: 23 January 2015 / Revised: 14 February 2015 / Accepted: 17 February 2015 / Published: 12 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Augustine)
This article, by noticing Augustine’s constant questioning, shows that he often talks about not knowing and about his need for God’s help to know more. It is therefore better to see how he identifies the mystery than to focus on his answers, because he too recognizes his limits. His intellectual prowess can be seen more clearly when he “names the mystery” than by thinking that he has solved it. View Full-Text
Keywords: mystery; uncertainty; humility; grace; prayer mystery; uncertainty; humility; grace; prayer
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Fitzgerald, A. Naming the Mystery: An Augustinian Ideal. Religions 2015, 6, 204-210.

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