Friday, September 19, 2008

Augustine On Speaking

There are many today who ignore or downplay the importance of those who came before us. I was once trying to decide on which level of Logos software I would purchase and when I asked my pastor which I should buy and told him the main difference was the more expensive one had the 38 volume early church fathers, he told me save my money, I need not buy something I may only look at once or twice ever! I look at those volumes once or twice a week in a slow week now. If we forget where we came from how are we to know where we are going?

Now for Augustine:

"For eloquent speakers give pleasure, wise ones salvation"

Philip Schaff, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Vol. II, St. Augustin's City of God and Christian Doctrine. (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, 1997), 577.

2 comments:

John D. Chitty said...

Thanks for reminding me I'm not alone, "pastor-wise."

Good quote, by the way. Reminds me of the old story about the guy who went to England and went and heard a certain famous preacher (whose name I forget), and came away saying, "What a great preacher!" Then he went to Metropolitan Tabernacle and heard Spurgeon preach and came away saying, "What a great Savior!"

khendricks said...

Alan-

Have you seen the new Philip Schaff collection from Logos? It's on the Pre-Pub page as of this morning. It includes the 3-volume Creeds of Christendom, the 2-volume Theological Prop├Ždeutic, and lots of other titles.

Philip Schaff Collection (21 Vols.)

I thought you might be interested!