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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers First Series, Volume VIII

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These volumes contains Augustine's writings on the book of Psalms.

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“Our God is a refuge and strength’ (ver. 1). There are some refuges wherein is no strength, whereto when any fleeth, he is more weakened than strengthened. Thou fleest, for example, to some one greater in the world, that thou mayest make thyself a powerful friend; this seemeth to thee a refuge. Yet so great are this world’s uncertainties, and so frequent grow the ruins of the powerful day by day, that when to such refuge thou art come, thou beginnest to fear more than ever therein.… Our refuge is not such, but our refuge is strength. When thither we have fled, we shall be firm.” (Page 156)

“‘The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art My Son, to-day have I begotten Thee’ (ver. 7). Although that day may also seem to be prophetically spoken of, on which Jesus Christ was born according to the flesh; and in eternity there is nothing past as if it had ceased to be, nor future as if it were not yet, but present only, since whatever is eternal, always is; yet as ‘to-day’ intimates presentiality, a divine interpretation is given to that expression, ‘To-day have I begotten Thee,’ whereby the uncorrupt and Catholic faith proclaims the eternal generation of the power and Wisdom of God, who is the Only-begotten Son.” (Page 3)

“No greater gift could God have given to men than in making His Word, by which He created all things, their Head, and joining them to Him as His members: that the Son of God might become also the Son of man, one God with the Father, one Man with men; so that when we speak to God in prayer for mercy, we do not separate the Son from Him; and when the Body of the Son prays, it separates not its Head from itself: and it is one Saviour of His Body, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who both prays for us, and prays in us, and is prayed to by us. He prays for us, as our Priest; He prays in us, as our Head; He is prayed to by us, as our God.” (Pages 409–410)

  • Title: Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers 1.8: Saint Augustin: Expositions on the Book of Psalms
  • Authors: Philip Schaff, Augustine of Hippo
  • Series: Early Church Fathers (Protestant Edition)
  • Volume: 8
  • Publisher: Christian Literature Company
  • Print Publication Date: 1888
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Era: era:nicene
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Christian literature, early; Fathers of the church; Bible. O.T. Psalms › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:6.60.8
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T16:49:47Z


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